December 18, 2012 / 3:46 AM / 5 years ago

BOJ's Shirakawa to visit next Japan PM Abe at 0400 GMT -Jiji

TOKYO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa will visit Japan's next Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his party headquarters in Tokyo at 0400 GMT (1300 JST), Jiji news agency reported on Tuesday.

Abe has been piling pressure on the central bank to ease monetary policy, saying it should respect Sunday's election results that showed public support for his calls for more aggressive monetary stimulus.

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