The BoJ has embarked over the last year on a massive programme of monetary easing and inflation targeting to help revive the Japanese economy. It also has introduced a number of infrastructure initiatives. In his presentation to IBA Japan members, BoJ Policy Board Member Takehiro Sato gave an overview of the Bank’s strategy and shared his thoughts on the future direction of monetary policy.
Mr. Takehiro Sato, Policy Board Member, Bank of Japan
IBA Japan welcomes BOJ Policy Board Member Takehiro Sato to give a presentation to our members:
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Mr. Takehiro Sato currently serves as Member of the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan. Before joining the Bank in July 2012, he was Managing Director, Chief Economist for Japan, and Head of Japan Fixed Income Research at Morgan Stanley Japan, where he spent more than 12 years. He was responsible for formulating the firm's view on the economy and interest rates in Japan. He also directed teams of market strategists covering JGBs and rate-sensitive derivatives. Mr. Sato holds a B.A. in Economics from Kyoto University.