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The Bank of Japan could also consider reducing the frequency of purchase of Japanese government bonds with a remaining life of 5 to 10 years, to increase volatility in JGBs, MNI understands, although the scale of purchases per operation would be increased to stifle criticism from reflationists, including Deputy Governor Masazumi Wakatabe.

The BOJ believes that the impact of holding JGBS, or the stock effect, will strengthen and the bank may need to reduce its bond buying to maintain the sustainability of yield curve policy. The BOJ will continue to release the monthly schedule of JGB operations in advance as the bank belives that the lack of schedule could cause an excess spike in JGB volatility.