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A joke about BOJ's Kuroda that is doing the rounds . . .

He is said to be as good as being in Abe's government now
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 05:50
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Critics say the BOJ, led by Mr Kuroda, will bankroll profligate spending by the government, leading eventually to runaway inflation, debasement of the yen, a loss of international confidence and the ultimate collapse of the economy.

THERE is a little joke doing the rounds in Tokyo that the only person Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe forgot to include when he announced his new Cabinet line-up last week was Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who some say is as good as being "in government" now.

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