Looking back on the first pillar of Abenomics
The first of the three cornerstones of Abenomics, “aggressive monetary accommodation” focused on achieving the inflation target. As a result, it succeeded in identifying the structural aspects of Japan’s low inflation and thus helped to assure the independence of monetary policy. The Bank of Japan’s large-scale JGB purchases and control of medium- and long-term interest rates were in a sense made possible by the nation’s structurally low inflation.
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