Tokyo seeks meeting with Shirakawa on economy woe

A senior Japanese politician has called for a meeting with Masaaki Shirakawa, the governor of Bank of Japan, apparently to ask the central bank to do more to abate the economic downturn.

Nobutaka Machimura, a politician from Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party who heads a task force set up to boost the ailing economy, told reporters on Wednesday that he wanted to meet with Shirakawa this week and that a member of the task force had criticised the central bank for not doing enough on

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