Officials call on BOJ to consider govt views

Japanese cabinet ministers on Thursday 15 February called on the Bank of Japan to consider the government's view when deciding whether to raise interest rates at a policy meeting next week.

``Monetary policy is the domain of the Bank of Japan and should be decided appropriately, taking into account the government's views,'' Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki said at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. ``The bank will make a decision based on various economic indicators, not only GD