• Kyodo


A member of the Bank of Japan Policy Board warned Wednesday of downside risks for the economy and prices, demonstrating a cautious view about the central bank achieving its 2 percent inflation target as the current rise in consumer prices appears to be moderate.

“I hold the strong view that greater attention should be paid to the downside risks at this stage,” Sayuri Shirai said in a speech in the city of Tokushima in reference to prices.

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