Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, in this April 8, 2014 file picture. Rising prices for budget haircuts and bowls of beef and ... more 
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, in this April 8, 2014 file picture. Rising prices for budget haircuts and bowls of beef and rice are helping Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda win over doubters in his own ranks of his ambitious drive to cast off deflation. Sluggish exports and a sales tax increase on April 1, 2014 had some board members openly questioning Kuroda, and bureaucrats were quietly game-planning policy options. Now, as early data and anecdotes suggest the recovery in the world's third-biggest economy has not been derailed by the tax hike, investors and other BOJ policymakers are coming around. To match Insight JAPAN-ECONOMY/BOJ REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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Tue, Apr 29, 2014 8:27 PM EDT