Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference after attending a policy meeting at the BOJ's head office in Tokyo Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Japan's central bank has ended a two-day policy meeting with an upbeat assessment for the world's No. 3 economy and a pledge to persist with its aggressive monetary easing policies aimed at ending years of growth-sapping deflation. The Bank of Japan said Tuesday that the economy was picking up, supported by government and consumer spending, and it expects the rate of change in the inflation benchmark to "gradually turn positive." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference after attending a policy meeting at the BOJ's head office in Tokyo Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Japan's central bank has ended a two-day policy meeting with an upbeat assessment for the world's No. 3 economy and a pledge to persist with its aggressive monetary easing policies aimed at ending years of growth-sapping deflation. The Bank of Japan said Tuesday that the economy was picking up, supported by government and consumer spending, and it expects the rate of change in the inflation benchmark to "gradually turn positive." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference after attending a policy meeting at the BOJ's head office in Tokyo Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Japan's central bank has ended a two-day policy meeting with an upbeat assessment for the world's No. 3 economy and a pledge to persist with its aggressive monetary easing policies aimed at ending years of growth-sapping deflation. The Bank of Japan said Tuesday that the economy was picking up, supported by government and consumer spending, and it expects the rate of change in the inflation benchmark to "gradually turn positive." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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