“There Will Be Hyperinflation” Japanese Lawmaker Warns “Kuroda Got It Wrong” With NIRP

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
02/22/2016

Following The Bank of Japan’s voyage into NIRP never-never-land, the market has sent a clear signal of its displeasure and now a growing number of Japanese officials (and former officials) are questioning Kuroda and Abe’s Peter-Pan-ic dream that ‘they’ can fly. Having called for sub-zero rates more than two decades ago, Takeshi Fujimaki, the Japanese banker turned opposition lawmaker, warns “The BOJ is trapped,” now that QQE efforts have flattened the yield curve, since “if the curve is steep, banks can make profits even at negative rates. It was a mistake to adopt negative rates after QQE.” But it is Fujimaki’s parting comment that should have most concerned, “Japan has ballooning debt and the BOJ is financing debt, that’s the problem… it will bust and there will be hyperinflation.”

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