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Abe’s Unusual Stimulus Unveiling May Be Directed at the BOJ

  • Government says total package to amount to about $265 billion
  • Pressure rising on Kuroda; Abe adviser makes expectation clear
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Geoffrey Yu: Abe Stimulus a Message to Japan and BOJ

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It wasn’t your typical Japanese stimulus announcement.

As national broadcaster NHK aired live coverage of the West Tokyo high school baseball championship, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was 900 kilometers away revealing plans for a 28 trillion yen ($265 billion) fiscal package.