Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo, Japan July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato
The SARS epidemic in 2003, they noted, had come and gone with little economic impact.
FILE PHOTO: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo
“Ikken me sakaba”, a discount izakaya bar offering cheap food and drinks, is seen under a railway viaduct in Tokyo, Japan February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kaori Kaneko