Summary of Opinions:
- The year-on-year rate of change in the consumer price index (CPI) is on a declining trend
- Japan’s economy has continued its moderate recovery trend
Inflation expectations have maintained their uptrend in the somewhat longer term
- The economy is no longer in deflation
- The negative interest rate policy, in combination with JGB purchases, has pushed down shortand long-term interest rates substantially.
- The Bank should adopt a new policy framework and implement necessary measures as appropriate.
- An “inflation-overshooting commitment” and “yield curve control” are consistent with monetary easing measures
- The Bank does not intend to peg 10-year JGB yields at this level for long in the future
- The Bank should commit itself to expanding the monetary base until the year-on-year rate of increase in the observed CPI
- The Bank will have an extremely strong commitment to continuing with monetary easing until the observed CPI inflation exceeds and stays above 2 %
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