(Corrects to remove wrong company name for Okubo in headline.)
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Takuji Okubo, chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, talks about the outlook for Japan's economy, central bank monetary policy and currency.
The quarterly Tankan index for large manufacturers fell to minus 12 in December from minus 3 in September, the Bank of Japan said today, a fifth straight negative reading and the lowest since March 2010. Okubo speaks from Tokyo with Susan Li on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)