Extra Scrutiny of Bank of Japan Pledged by Noda’s Economy Chief

Extra Scrutiny of Bank of Japan Pledged by Noda’s Economy Chief

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A pedestrian walks past the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo. Reports last week showed consumer prices in August matched the steepest decline in 16 months and industrial output fell more than forecast, increasing prospects the Bank of Japan will expand stimulus as early as this week.