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Bank of Japan to mull 2 percent inflation target as Abe turns up heat

A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A Japanese flag flutters atop the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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A man walks in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters building in Tokyo in this March 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files

A man walks in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters building in Tokyo in this March 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files

A man walks in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters building in Tokyo in this March 13, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files
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A man pushes a cart loaded with his belongings outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo in this November 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files

A man pushes a cart loaded with his belongings outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo in this November 26, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/Files

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