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TOKYO Feb 3 Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Masaaki
Shirakawa said on Tuesday the credibility of the yen could be
harmed and long-term interest rates could rise if the government
began to print money.
Such a step could prevent the Bank of Japan making swift
adjustments to the financial system and harm Japan's fiscal
health, Shirakawa told a news conference.
The idea of the government issuing its own paper notes has
been floated by a few ruling party lawmakers including a former
internal affairs minister. [ID:nT304071]
(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano and Tetsushi Kajimoto)