Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda `` Additional monetary easing measures without hesitation if necessary '' 10:13 on April 9

The Bank of Japan's governor, Kuroda, said on Tuesday at a conference attended by branch managers from across the country, describing the current state of the economy as "The spread of the new coronavirus is overwhelming the global economy. It is having a profound effect through production, inbound demand and falling consumer spending. Uncertainty is expected during the convergence period and the economic outlook is extremely uncertain. " He noted the consequences of the spread of the infection and said, "If necessary, take additional monetary easing measures without hesitation."