Japan's finance minister resigns, forgets BoJ rate

Shoichi Nakagawa, Japan's finance minister, has stepped down after opposition lawmakers accused him of being drunk at a press conference at which he wrongly stated that the Bank of Japan had set a benchmark target range of between 0% and 0.2%.

At a press conference following the G7 meeting in Rome, Nakawaya - who was flanked by Masaaki Shirakawa, the governor of the central bank, at the time, slurred: "The Bank of Japan decided to set interest rates at zero to 0.2%." The Bank of Japan's key u

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