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Kuroda Struggles With Communication as Japan Rates Rise: Economy

Haruhiko Kuroda may need to talk his way out of a paradox he helped create.

Installed as Bank of Japan chief in March, Kuroda aims to unlock borrowing and spending by lifting inflation expectations and wages after 15 years of deflation. Market volatility partly triggered by the BOJ’s record bond-buying now threatens to sap business and consumer confidence and weaken the campaign to reflate the world’s third-biggest economy.