Japan's central bank discusses monetary policy
The Bank of Japan begins its two day monetary policy meeting on Tuesday.
It was the first central bank to reduce the cost of borrowing to near zero and the world's third largest economy has had ultra-low rates for two decades.
Since the financial crisis hit the world, other central banks around the world have also been lowering interest rates in a bid to boost their economies.
But have cheap loans helped small businesses and spurred economic growth? Mariko Oi visited a light bulb maker in Tokyo.