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Bank of Japan policymakers discussed the possibility of making monetary policy more flexible in the future at their September meeting, a summary of their opinions showed Friday.

The discussions, which followed the central bank’s decision in July to allow long-term bond yields to move within a wider range around its zero percent target, suggest some members preferred more tweaks even as Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has pledged to maintain ultraeasy policy until inflation reaches the bank’s 2 percent target.

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