Japan's Abe under scrutiny as he ups pressure on central bank

02/18/2013 | Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) · Wall Street Journal, The

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to achieve more accountability from the Bank of Japan in his inflation drive with a call to re-examine the law governing the bank if it falls short. Meanwhile, though Japan escaped any direct criticism over its monetary policy at the recently concluded Group of 20 summit, observers say Abe is under pressure to demonstrate a balanced approach to reviving the nation's economy rather than rely primarily on currency devaluation.

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