Takeshi Kato, head of the BOJ’s monetary affairs department, remarks
Kato remarks to parliament that the BOJ does not see the need now to add municipal bonds to a list of assets it purchases to inject liquidity into the financial system:
“We’re able to provide ample funds to the market with our purchases of JGB.”
This is a similar remark to that of BOJ governor Kuroda last month, so the current stance looks to be continuing – for now at least. But the hoarding continues though..