Mr. Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan and his board, decided to keep the benchmark interest rate to virtually zero a range of 0.0% to 0.10%, after the meeting of the bank, while this decision came compatible with anticipations which noted that.

The leaders of BOJ decided to leave the amount of asset-purchase fund at 15 trillion yen along with keeping the credit-loan program unchanged at 35 trillion yen to encourage the bank's lending.