BOJ said inflation needs fiscal, FX moves- minutes

Bank of Japan Policy Board members said in their January 21-22 meeting that boosting prices in the short term would require large-scale fiscal spending or manipulation of foreign exchange rates, minutes showed on Wednesday.

The minutes also showed board members said there were few policies left for the BOJ acting alone to reverse a three-year fall in prices.

They showed that a representative from the Ministry of Finance reiterated the government's request that the central bank raise its monthly