Haruhiko Kuroda: Japan's economy and monetary policy

Speech by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, at a meeting with business leaders, Nagoya, 5 November 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
05 November 2018


It is my great pleasure to have the opportunity today to exchange views with a distinguished gathering of business leaders in the Chubu region. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude for your cooperation with various activities of the Bank of Japan's Nagoya Branch.

At the Monetary Policy Meeting (MPM) held last week, the Bank updated its projections for Japan's economic activity and prices through fiscal 2020 and released them in the October 2018 Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices (Outlook Report). Today, I would like to explain the Bank's outlook for Japan's economic activity and prices as well as its thinking behind the recent conduct of monetary policy, while outlining the Outlook Report.