BOJ urged to maintain zero rate policy

Japan's government has urged the central bank to maintain its zero interest rates policy in order not to choke off the country's economic recovery.

"We hope the Bank of Japan will support the economy with its monetary policies," Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe told reporters.

"We want the bank to do so by continuing with the zero interest rate policy," he added.

After the government's call, BoJ deputy governor Kazumasa Iwata said the central bank is not going to accelerate its process of drai