Kan revives worries over BoJ-government conflict

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The already uneasy relationship between the newly elected Japanese government and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) came under the spotlight after Naoto Kan, the country's deputy prime minister and a recent critic of the central bank, was named finance minister last week.

At his first press conference after being named finance minister, Kan said that he wanted a weaker yen, at around ¥95 to the dollar to help Japanese firms. He then backed away somewhat from that position, telling reporters on Thursday th

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