Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday it was appropriate for the central bank to maintain accomodative monetary conditions.

"Japan is experiencing a historical chance to make a full exit from deflation," Kishida told a news conference.

"Some people may think that the government can declare that Japan is fully out of deflation. But we're still half way there," he added.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; editing by Christina Fincher)