Masaaki Shirakawa

Type: Person
Name: Masaaki Shirakawa
Title: Governor
Organization: Bank of Japan
Date of Birth: 1949-09-27
Nationality: Japan
Fact Sheet: Biography for Masaaki Shirakawa
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Buying negative-yield bonds: Sign of trouble at the BOJ or no big deal?

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan waded deeper into uncharted territory on Tuesday, purchasing Japanese government bonds with negative yields for the first time. The move only added to the cloud of uncertainty that has enveloped the central bank as it continues ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

As Germany loses battle for ECB, QE goes global

What is Super Mario up to? First, he gave an unexpectedly dovish speech at the Jackson Hole conference, rather ungallantly upstaging the host, Ms Yellen, who was widely anticipated to be the most noteworthy speaker at the gathering (talking about the ... [Published The Cobden Centre - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

BOJ unfazed as liquidity slows

TOKYO -- Long-term interest rates have been declining due to large purchases of Japanese government bonds by the Bank of Japan. Some market players are concerned that bond trading will become increasingly difficult because of lower liquidity, but the ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at NUS Business School

ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS ... [Published AseanAffairs - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 4 reports

Former Japan Central Bank Chief to Be Visiting Fellow at NUS Business School

Jakarta . Masaaki Shirakawa, a former governor of Japan’s central bank, will serve as a distinguished visiting fellow at the National University of Singapore Business School from next week, sharing with students and faculty his perspective on shaping ... [Published Jakarta Globe - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Drop in exports despite weaker yen puts BOJ in difficult spot

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan has a tricky path to navigate. Data indicates that Japan's economy slowed after the April consumption tax hike. The European Central Bank looks ready to step up efforts to weaken the euro. Geopolitical risks are growing in Ukraine ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 10 2014 - 1 reports

BOJ Beat: Gov. Kuroda Minces Few Words on Past BOJ Mistakes

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference at BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on May 21, 2014.Reuters Famously conservative, Japanese bureaucrats and policy makers are normally reluctant to speak out about the policy mistakes of their ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Jun 09 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

NIRP Has Arrived: Europe Officially Enters The "Monetary Twilight Zone"

Today's decision by the ECB to officially lower the deposit facility rate to negative is shocking, but not surprising: we prevised just this precisely two years ago in " Europe's "Monetary Twilight Zone" Neutron Bomb: NIRP " Here is what we wrote in ... [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 05 2014]
First reported May 27 2014 - Updated May 27 2014 - 1 reports

Grand Central: BOJ’s Kuroda Awakening to His Limits?

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, May 27 Sign up for the newsletter “I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect the yen to appreciate against the dollar,” Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda in interview with The ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 27 2014]
First reported May 23 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 2 reports

BOJ’s Kuroda Talking More Like His Predecessor

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during an interview with The Wall Street Journal at the BOJ on May 22 .Ko Sasaki for The Wall Street Journal A year ago, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda and his predecessor, Masaaki Shirakawa , seemed far ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 23 2014]
First reported May 22 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 1 reports

Keynesian Madness: Central Banks Waging War On Price Stability & Savers

Submitted by Detlev Schlichter via his blog , There is apparently a new economic danger out there. It is called “very low inflation” and the eurozone is evidently at great risk of succumbing to this menace. “A long period of low inflation – or outright ... [Published Zero Hedge - May 22 2014]
First reported May 21 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 1 reports

Keynesian madness: central banks waging war on price stability, savers

[Editor's note: This article also appears on Detlev Schlichter's blog here . It is reproduced with kind permission and should NOT be taken to be investment advice.] There is apparently a new economic danger out there. It is called “very low inflation” ... [Published The Cobden Centre - May 21 2014]

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'The economic and financial outlooks are extremely uncertain,' BOJ Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa said at a news conference. "if the situation doesn't improve sufficiently and we judge it necessary, we will extend our temporary measures again."
But the Bank of Japan said the slump was easing and economic conditions 'have stopped worsening. "the current financial and economic situation is still severe, but we've seen clear signs of an improvement" central bank governor Masaaki Shirakawa told a press conference
In a statement, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher praised Shirakawa, saying that "he adds a special dimension to the superb advisory board of our institute at the dallas fed and will help us advance our work toward a better understanding of the impact of globalization on the u s economy and on the making of monetary policy."
...issuance of CP and corporate bonds is improving further,' Shirakawa said in a speech to a meeting of the central bank's regional branch managers. "many firms still face a tight funding and lending attitude from banks, although there are signs that the trend has stopped deteriorating." The BOJ upgraded its economic assessment for the second straight month in June, as improvements in exports and output fuel hopes the worst of the recession...

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Buying negative-yield bonds: Sign of trouble at... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 12 2014]
As Germany loses battle for ECB, QE goes global [Published The Cobden Centre - Sep 08 2014]
BOJ unfazed as liquidity slows [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Sep 05 2014]
Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed... [Published AseanAffairs - Aug 22 2014]
Former Japan Central Bank Chief to Be Visiting ... [Published Jakarta Globe - Aug 21 2014]
Former Bank of Japan governor joins NUS Busines... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Aug 21 2014]
Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 21 2014]
Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Aug 21 2014]
Drop in exports despite weaker yen puts BOJ in ... [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Aug 14 2014]
BOJ Beat: Gov. Kuroda Minces Few Words on Past ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Jun 09 2014]
NIRP Has Arrived: Europe Officially Enters The ... [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 05 2014]
Grand Central: BOJ’s Kuroda Awakening to His Li... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 27 2014]
BOJ’s Kuroda Talking More Like His Predecessor [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 23 2014]
BOJ’s Kuroda Talking More Like His Predecessor [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - May 23 2014]
Keynesian Madness: Central Banks Waging War On ... [Published Zero Hedge - May 22 2014]
Keynesian madness: central banks waging war on ... [Published The Cobden Centre - May 21 2014]
Grand Central: ECB’s Draghi Emerging as a Savvy... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 14 2014]
The lower bound of central bank effectiveness [Published Credit Writedowns - Apr 08 2014]
Kurodanomics, one year on [Published FT.com - Money Supply - Apr 07 2014]
BOJ Battle: The Empire Strikes Back [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Apr 04 2014]
Japan’s debt now $80k for every man, woma... [Published Chemicals & The Economy - Mar 27 2014]
The growing mess which will be left behind by t... [Published Credit Writedowns - Mar 02 2014]
Japanese Yen rises following remarks by PM [Published Topnews.in - Feb 20 2013]
Japanese opposition not to support Muto as next... [Published Topnews.in - Jan 23 2013]
Biography for Masaaki Shirakawa [Published Silobreaker - Jul 16 2009]
BOJ extends deadlines on corporate aid [Published Japan Times - Jul 15 2009]
Bank of Japan extends emergency steps [Published AFP via Yahoo! - Jul 15 2009]
INSTANT VIEW-BOJ Shirakawa:3-mth extension due ... [Published FinanzNachrichten.de - Jul 15 2009]
BOJ GOV SHIRAKAWA: BIG GAP IN CORPORATE FINANCE... [Published Interactive Investor International - Jul 15 2009]
DJ BOJ To Extend Liquidity Measures, Keeps Key ... [Published RBC Dain Raushcer - Jul 15 2009]
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As Germany loses battle for ECB, QE goes global [Published The Cobden Centre - Sep 08 2014]
What is Super Mario up to? First, he gave an unexpectedly dovish speech at the Jackson Hole conference, rather ungallantly upstaging the host, Ms Yellen, who was widely anticipated to be the most noteworthy speaker at the gathering (talking about the ...
Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Appointed... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Aug 21 2014]
SINGAPORE--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2014) - Mr Masaaki Shirakawa, former Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), will be appointed as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School from 25 August 2014 to 10 September ...
BOJ Beat: Gov. Kuroda Minces Few Words on Past ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Jun 09 2014]
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference at BOJ headquarters in Tokyo on May 21, 2014.Reuters Famously conservative, Japanese bureaucrats and policy makers are normally reluctant to speak out about the policy mistakes of their ...
NIRP Has Arrived: Europe Officially Enters The ... [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 05 2014]
Today's decision by the ECB to officially lower the deposit facility rate to negative is shocking, but not surprising: we prevised just this precisely two years ago in " Europe's "Monetary Twilight Zone" Neutron Bomb: NIRP " Here is what we wrote in ...
Grand Central: BOJ’s Kuroda Awakening to His Li... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - May 27 2014]
The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, May 27 Sign up for the newsletter “I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect the yen to appreciate against the dollar,” Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda in interview with The ...
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