Bank of Japan to Launch Digital Yen Pilot Program Next Year

The Bank of Japan is preparing to run a test trial of its own central bank digital currency (CBDC), the digital yen, with help from three top banks and regional institutions. The pilot program, estimated to last two years, will focus on testing the currency via several transactions, and experimenting with its functionality in environments […]

Bank of Japan Intervenes in Foreign Exchange Markets After Yen Slips to 24-Year Low

While the greenback has been rising higher, the Japanese yen tapped a 24-year low and Japan decided to intervene in foreign exchange markets (forex) for the first time since 1998. Reports say the Bank of Japan conducted the first forex intervention in 24 years, after the Japanese central bank kept its benchmark bank rate suppressed […]

‘No Plan to Issue CBDC’ — Bank of Japan Governor

Haruhiko Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ), has said the bank is currently not planning to launch a digital currency. The remarks come just a few days after the BOJ announced the commencement of the second phase of central bank digital currency experiments. Role of CBDC in People’s Lives The governor of […]