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Would raising the Bank of Japan’s official discount rate really be the right medicine for the ailing economy?

This question is likely to be on the mind of anyone who has heard recent remarks by influential politicians on the need to raise the rate. Their argument is that a hike would expand individuals’ income from savings interest and help stimulate private consumption.

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