Economy more resilient: Japan's Shirakawa

Japan's economy is likely to grow at a slower pace for the time being, but it is more resilient now than in the past, Masaaki Shirakawa, the governor of the country's central bank, told lawmakers.

"Exports are expected to continue rising - even though those to the United States have been falling for some time - as they have been increasing to a broader range of destinations, particularly emerging economies and countries that export natural resources," Shirakawa said. "In the corporate sector

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