FXStreet (Guatemala) - Shusuke Yamada, analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch explained that although various factors support the BoJ’s optimistic outlook, JPY strength on risk aversion and JPY weakness on further easing appear to be offsetting. For an insight to the recent BoJ meeting, see here (BoJ: Little clues on further easing by month-end). Key Quotes: "We think such conditions will hang over the BoJ's monetary policy meeting on 30 October. Although the options market continues to favor JPY strength, we think speculation for further easing could gain traction through end-October. We continue to expect USD/JPY to rise to 125 by year-end as the Fed’s dovish shift is likely to be countered by the BoJ’s dovish shift with an increasing possibility of additional easing if JPY rallies toward 115 vs. USD. " For an insight to the recent BoJ meeting, see here (BoJ: Little clues on further easing by month-end). For more information, read our latest forex news.