Haruhiko Kuroda: Outlook for economic activity and prices and monetary policy

Speech by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, at a meeting held by the Naigai Josei Chosa Kai (Research Institute of Japan), Tokyo, 10 May 2017.

Introduction

It is my great honor to have the opportunity to address you today at the Naigai Josei Chosa Kai.

At the Monetary Policy Meeting (MPM) held at the end of April, the Bank formulated its projections for Japan's economic activity and prices as well as risk factors through fiscal 2019, and released them in the Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices (Outlook Report). Today, I would like to talk about the Bank's outlook for Japan's economic activity and prices as well as its thinking behind the conduct of monetary policy, while outlining the Outlook Report.