It’s just 0.8% Using BOJ’s “core-core”; just 0.2% Using US Fed Core
It is true that Kuroda has failed for years to bring about inflation. We can only hope that he sticks to the plan this time. Japan has been in need of "reflation" for decades.
The weaker yen and a stronger economy (re-birth of exports) could lead to good economic growth in Japan. Higher prices should also force companies to pay higher wages (which they can pay with higher earnings).
The flat yield curve will no be helpful to banks so this continues to be a problem.
Is this the issue that leads Japan to rethink the agriculture industry? The Japanese grow great tasting produce... just not that much of it.