Japan econmin: BOJ easing was significantly bold

TOKYO, April 4 Thu Apr 4, 2013 1:37am EDT

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TOKYO, April 4 (Reuters) - Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Thursday that the Bank of Japan's easing decision was a significantly bold one that exceeded most expectations.

The BOJ set itself on course towards achieving its two percent inflation goal, Amari told reporters.

The central bank decided on a radical overhaul of its policy framework on Thursday, shifting its target when setting monetary policy to base money from the current overnight call rate.

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