Japan goest to 0%

From the New York Times, 5th October 2010

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](Bank of Japan Moves to Buy More Assets - The New York Times)

Blue Horseshoe

Still trying to play it safe. I think though Japan has been playing this recession game for so long now, they are at least in familiar territory, which is a lot more than can be said about most others.

What the situation with deposits over there ?
Do banks charge customers for holding cash with them i.e. negative interest rates ?