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BOJ Board Member Hints He’d Back Longer Covid Aid After Omicron

Outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

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One of the Bank of Japan’s more dovish board members indicated he would support extending the bank’s special funding program for covid-hit businesses, given the emergence of the omicron variant.