Shibuya District of Tokyo

Shibuya District of Tokyo

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Pedestrians cross an intersection in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. A gauge of Japan’s prices rose the most in 15 years in October, and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said last month he expects to meet a 2 percent inflation target late in the fiscal year that starts in April or early in fiscal 2015.