TOKYO Nov 21 Japan's main opposition leader and
possible next prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said on Wednesday his
party would pursue monetary easing by the central bank on a
scale exceeding that when his party was last in power three
"We would proceed with a new growth strategy to stimulate
the economy, and to correct a prolonged yen rise and deflation.
We would also seek monetary easing exceeding the scale of the
anti-deflation measures taken when we were in power," Abe told a
news conference called to announce his Liberal Democratic
Party's campaign platform.
Abe, a former prime minister chosen to again head the LDP in
September, is seen as likely next premier after an election for
parliament's lower house on Dec. 16 that surveys suggest his
party will win.