BOJ’s Iwata sees no need to control super-long bond yields
Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said longer yields have less influence on economy
Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said on Thursday the central bank does not need to control government bond yields beyond 10-year yields, as they have less influence on economic activity than shorter-term yields.
He also said the BOJ’s emphasis on the effect of its huge asset purchases has not changed under its new framework put in place last month, which targets interest rates rather than the pace of money printing.
“There is no limit to how much (the BOJ can) expand base money. But the amount of government bonds the BOJ needs to buy to hit its 2 percent inflation target depends on economic developments at the time,” he told parliament.