Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference in Tokyo September 5, 2013. Kuroda said on Thursday that the central bank stands ready to take further monetary easing steps if a... more 
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference in Tokyo September 5, 2013. Kuroda said on Thursday that the central bank stands ready to take further monetary easing steps if a planned sales tax hike or other risks derail the economy on its path to achieving the bank's 2 percent inflation target. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT POLITICS) less 
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