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The Bank of Japan will allow journalists to report remarks by the central bank chief during regular news briefings from April 8 to transmit information more swiftly, the BOJ said Monday.

Reporters are currently required to wait until the end of news conferences before reporting a governor’s words. The BOJ chief usually holds regular press conferences after policy meetings.

The U.S. and European central banks allow media to report remarks by their central bank chiefs immediately after news conferences start.

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