Will take additional easing steps without hesitation as needed, with eye on impact of pandemic on economy.
Keeps forward guidance on rates unchanged, says it expects short-, long-term policy rates to remain at current or lower levels.
Japan's economy likely to improve gradually from latter half of this year.
Pace of any japan economic recovery will be moderate.
Japan's economy will further improve once impact of pandemic subsides globally.
Inflation likely to gradually accelerate as impact of oil price falls fades.
Outlook for Japan’s economy, prices extremely uncertain as they could change depending on pandemic fallout.
The Japanese yen shrugs-off the BOJ’s status-quo, as USD/JPY continues to keep its range around 107.25 amid a better market mood.
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