The Bank of Japan announced Friday its Policy Board unanimously decided to leave unchanged its ultra-easy monetary policy, including the 0.5 percent official discount rate.

The announcement followed the bank’s Monetary Policy Meeting, which closed at around 1 p.m. after four hours of discussion. All six Policy Board members, including BOJ Gov. Yasuo Matsushita, were present, along with some central bank officials, a press officer said.

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