Takako Masai: Economic activity, prices and monetary policy in Japan

Speech by Mr Takako Masai, Member of the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan, at a meeting with business leaders, Mie, 25 September 2019.

Central bank speech  | 
26 September 2019
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I. Developments in Economic Activity and Prices

I would like to start my speech with a look at developments in economic activity and prices.

Following the discussion at the Monetary Policy Meeting (MPM) held on July 29 and 30, 2019, the Bank of Japan published the Outlook for Economic Activity and Prices, or the Outlook Report. In this report, the Bank presented its projections for Japan's economic activity and prices through fiscal 2021.

I will explain developments in economic activity and prices by presenting the main content of the Outlook Report.

A. Overseas Economies

Let me first touch on developments in overseas economies.