Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has held a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the global economy and financial markets.
Kuroda visited the prime minister's office on Thursday and talked with Abe for about 40 minutes.
They talked about the Japanese economy as well as the state of the global economy, which faces an increasingly uncertain outlook due to trade frictions between the US and China, and wrangling in Britain over Brexit.
The Bank of Japan will hold a policy meeting next week.
After his talks with Abe, Kuroda was asked by reporters whether the pair discussed monetary policy.
Kuroda said he merely repeated to Abe what he has said previously. He said he didn't receive any special instructions from the Prime Minister.
The meeting at the Prime Minister's official residence was the first since February.