Bank of Japan Owns More Than Half of Nation's ETFs: Chart

The Bank of Japan headquarters is reflected on a public phone booth in Tokyo.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

The Bank of Japan may become an even bigger shareholder of the nation’s equities if policy makers decide to boost stimulus this week. The central bank’s holdings have been rising since it began buying Japanese exchange traded funds at the start of the decade, and now account for more than half of those ETFs.

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