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Additional comments are flowing in from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko, as he comments on the central bank’s bond-buying plans.

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No need for the central bank to buy municipal bonds.

Book value of BOJ ETF holdings is around ¥34-35 trillion.

Market value of BOJ ETF holdings is   ¥40 trillion.

Earlier on, he said that the BOJ will continue monetary easing for long period of time via YCC, which had been made more sustainable, effective with the March policy review.