Kan revives worries over BoJ-government conflict


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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