* 1 pct point yield rise to trim BOJ's bond value by 24.6
* BOJ's future exit won't trigger yield spike - Iwata
* Deputy gov: It's hard to lay out specific exit scenarios
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By Leika Kihara
TOKYO, June 8 Bank of Japan Deputy Governor
Kikuo Iwata said on Thursday it would be hard for the central
bank to release scenarios on how it could withdraw its monetary
stimulus in the future.
"It would be difficult to lay out specific scenarios on an
exit strategy now. Presenting several versions of it would
confuse markets," Iwata told parliament, responding after a
lawmaker said the BOJ should issue scenarios on how it would
dial back its massive stimulus programme.
But he said the BOJ will keep looking for ways to better
communicate to the public how the central bank's asset purchases
could affect the central bank's financial health.
Iwata said that if long-term interest rates rise by 1
percentage point, it would shave 24.6 trillion yen ($223.9
billion) off the value of government bonds the central bank held
as of March.
The loss would increase to 44.6 trillion yen if yields rose
2 percentage points and 88.3 trillion yen if they climbed by 5
percentage points, he said.
But Iwata stressed it was hard to calculate now how a
withdrawal of stimulus could affect the BOJ's balance sheet, as
that would depend on economic, price and market conditions at
"When the timing for an exit comes, we will guide monetary
policy appropriately so that long-term interest rates don't
spike abruptly," he said.
After four years of aggressive asset purchases, the BOJ's
balance sheet hit a milestone of 500 trillion yen, roughly the
same size as that of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Growing signs of life in Japan's economy have presented the
BOJ with a fresh communications challenge, pushing it to be
clearer on how it might dial back its stimulus - even though
many analysts say such action remains a long way off.
($1 = 109.87 yen)
(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher and