Japan's Tanigaki: Central bank and govt must unite

Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki on Tuesday 17 January called for the government and Bank of Japan to put on a united front over monetary policy to avoid worrying investors.

"I think if we give markets a message that the BOJ and the Government are looking in different directions, then that's a bad message," Tanigaki told reporters when asked about the debate on when to end "quantitative easing".

The BOJ's policy involved flooding the banking system with cash since March 2001 to try to

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