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Bank of Japan Policy Board members said in their Jan. 21-22 meeting that they shouldn’t be influenced too much by the risk of slower economic growth and faster inflation in the short term, signaling their goal of gradual interest-rate increases remains intact.

Some Policy Board members said it was important not to be swayed too much by short-term developments but to make forward-looking projections of economic and price trends, according to the meeting minutes released Wednesday.

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