Shiokawa to press new BOJ gov to relax mon policy

Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa is set to ask Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor designate Toshihiko Fukui to further relax the central bank's monetary policy.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun

"I would like the BOJ to make efforts to further ease its monetary policy," Shiokawa told a news conference after a regular Cabinet meeting Tuesday morning. "I will pay close attention to the first remarks he will make after being appointed as governor."

However, the finance minister stopped short of mentioning the d