Within the LDP, there are now very few who speak out as loudly (for farmers) as in the past and the number of farm-related lawmakers with rational views has grown.
If an exchange fails to secure normal trading, this calls into question its purpose.
It is imperative to get operations at the Tokyo Stock Exchange back to normal as soon as possible for the sake of the Japanese economy.
There has to be some predictability in monetary policy for the sake of everyone's economic activities.
People need to know what kind of economic conditions will ensue for their businesses. The BOJ has the obligation to explain policy clearly.
Long-term interest rate levels reflect real economic growth, inflationary expectations and risk premium, and it may be possible to minimize the risk premium (component) through government policy.
If conditions are met, I think it is all right for the BOJ to make the decision (to end the policy).
In light of the criticism of the TSE both domestically and abroad, and the importance of the TSE to our capital markets, I hope the exchange returns to normal trading hours soon.
The TSE is linked with stock markets around the globe. It is extremely regrettable that a computer system breakdown is halting trading.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange should recognize that an exchange that is not capable of trading, may not be worth keeping in existence.
A stock exchange that can't carry on trading simply doesn't deserve to exist. The exchange should make it a top priority to bring business back to normal.
Under the BOJ Law, the central bank is by definition aimed at achieving price stability. It is natural for the BOJ to emphasize the CPI.
Many citizens are telling us to press ahead again with reforms.