TOKYO Feb 18 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
said on Monday the central bank's 2 percent inflation target
aims not just to boost prices but to prevent them from rising
well above that level.
"The BOJ has pledged to keep ultra-easy monetary policy
until its 2 percent goal is achieved," Abe told parliament.
"The price goal also means the central bank will aim to keep
prices stable at 2 percent," he said, adding that it is the
BOJ's responsibility to unwind its ultra-loose policy at the
right time if there are signs prices will rise to unwelcome
levels well above 2 percent.