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US Imports Most Deflation From Japan Since 2010 | Zero Hedge

Two months ago, when looking at the US Import Price Index (by origin), we showed Where The US Is Importing All The “Evil” Deflation From. The answer, courtesy of Abenomics, was simple: Japan . Earlier today we got [...]

Japan's quantitative easing: A bigger bazooka | The Economist

In recent weeks, economists had started to question Mr Kuroda's oft-stated commitment to banishing Japan's entrenched deflationary psychology. They suggested that the bank's formerly conservative mindset might even [...]

Closing Dinner Remarks — The Hyman P. Minsky … – EconoMonitor

But it seems to me that that, based upon the history of the past decade, Professor Minsky would have insisted that the profession re-examine the roots of inflation and deflation . That is, as Minsky already knew, that [...]

Will Japan Re-enter Deflation in April 2015? – EconoMonitor

Reading the most recent statements from Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda or Finance Minister Taro Aso you would get the impression that the days of deflation are now well and truly numbered in Japan [...]

Don't be afraid of deflation | Edward Hadas – Reuters

They identified 73 five-year periods of price decline and found “virtually no evidence” of any link between deflation and decreased output. The record of contemporary Japan – often cited as an example of the dangers of  … [...]

Deflation in the euro zone: The euro zone needs a history lesson …

A vicious cycle of reinforcing deflation can result from such an economic scenario, with prior periods feeding subsequent contractionary periods. Expectations are vital to such cycles. Also, Japan's leaders recently initiated a  … [...]

Japan deflation ebbs, output up; BOJ target still elusive | WORLD …

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's factory output picked up in April and deflation abated slightly as a weaker yen and firmer overseas demand boosted growth, boding well for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to shake the world's … [...]

Haruhiko Kuroda intends to turn a mild deflation into 2% inflation …

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda wants to finally eliminate the scourge of deflation . Mr Kuroda intends to achieve a new 2% inflation target handed down by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in this … [...]

BoJ: Sayonara deflation | Nordea Markets Research

BoJ: Sayonara deflation . Published date: 4 Apr 2013 | Disclaimer. Japan flag. Bank of Japan's new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, was not afraid of introducing bold monetary policy measures at his first policy meeting: The target for money … [...]

Tokyo nominates ADB head Kuroda as Bank of Japan chief

But Kuroda has defended the yen's fall as a “natural correction” after hitting a record high of around 75 to the dollar in late 2011, while deriding Japan's chronic deflation as “abnormal”. Years of falling prices in Japan have … [...]