Bank of Japan Policy Board Minutes

Bank of Japan policy makers Toshikatsu Fukuma and Atsushi Mizuno voted in April and May to cut the target for funds the bank makes available to lenders, according to minutes released on 20 June.

Fukuma, 68, proposed lowering the bank's target for reserves made available to lenders to between 27 trillion yen ($248 billion) and 32 trillion yen at the meetings on April 28 and May 19-20, according to the minutes. Mizuno, 45, a former strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston in Tokyo, supported Fukuma

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