TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan on Wednesday released details of discussions at Monday's workshop that was held as part of a long-term review of its past monetary policy steps.

Among themes discussed included the effects and side-effects of unconventional monetary policy, and the impact of monetary policy steps on the BOJ's balance sheet, the details released on the BOJ's website showed. (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)