BOJ watch

A gold coin worth 50,000 yen issued to commemorate the 1993 marriage of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako (Courtesy of Ministry of Finance) © Kyodo

A theft at the BOJ raises awkward questions

A central bank employee is fired for stealing gold coins

  • Will Kuroda leave before second term ends?

    Some market watchers say incoming deputy governor will take over after two years

  • Calls for stimulus tapering growing within Japan's central bank

    Some policy members want reassessment amid economic recovery

  • BOJ's Kuroda cites side effects of aggressive monetary easing

    Four years after major policy shift, central bank chief mulls pros and cons

  • Is BOJ art exhibition hinting at risks of helicopter money?

    Meiji era woodblock image contains a warning for current times

  • Fintech stars luring away Bank of Japan high-flyers

    Central bank faces tougher fight for talent as competition intensifies

  • Kuroda eager to revive public hopes for 2% inflation target

    Central bank chief takes a more long-term view amid slipping confidence

  • Japan's central bank losing headroom on the yen

    Erosion of 10 yen buffer threatens to sap reflationary efforts

  • Logistics giant emerges as unexpected savior for central bank

    Bank of Japan hopes others follow Yamato Transport and raise prices

  • New challenges await reunited BOJ policy duo

    Officials behind post-crisis easing now tasked with normalization

  • Blockchain a link to central bank's digital future

    Technology's potential explored at fintech forum

  • BOJ mulls seeking stability through transparency

    Advance notice of purchase schedule would enhance communication

  • After summit, Japan's central bankers can relax -- for now

    Much-feared yen bashing did not come up in meeting

  • Japan's central bank surprises with itchy trigger finger

    Bond market confused after Kuroda and Co.'s prior shyness on JGB purchases

  • Speculation emerges on BOJ's exit from credit easing

    Central bank's unexpected moves cause yields to fluctuate

  • Japan's central bank isn't sweating 'hidden' bond losses

    Positive yields gradually heal wound from negative-rate experiment

  • New housing may stand in way of Japan's inflation target

    Central bank faces new headache, this time in rental market

  • Trump tempests to test Kuroda's steadying hand

    Past performance no indication of future success for yield curve control

  • BOJ Gov. Kuroda has promising '1st dream' of new year

    Central bank confident it will make progress against deflation

  • Kuroda highlights a more communicative BOJ

    Central bank dials back surprise tactics