Japan's Abe wants BoJ zero rate to stay

Shinzo Abe has urged the Bank of Japan to keep interest rates at almost zero per cent until the economy has fully emerged from deflation. Meanwhile, Kaoru Yosano also said on Wednesday 15 March that there is no gap between the government and the BoJ in their views on the economy.

"I want (the central bank) to support the economy from the monetary side by keeping the zero interest rate," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe, the government's top spokesman.

He said the BoJ should work respons