TOKYO Feb 27 Bank of Japan board member
Takehiro Sato said on Thursday that if the central bank judges
its 2 percent inflation target can be achieved sustainably, it
is possible to exit its quantitative easing before consumer
inflation actually reaches the target.
Sato, who was speaking to financial professionals, also said
the BOJ could continue its quantitative easing after inflation
reaches 2 percent if it thought the gains were not sustainable.
Sato added that he expects the economy to rebound quickly
after the government raises the sales tax in April.