URGENT: Japan gov't, BOJ agree to closely coordinate: Kuroda

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda agreed Wednesday to remain in close contact and coordinate policy in their first meeting since the premier took office last week.Kuroda told reporters following the meeting at the prime minister’s office that the BOJ remains committed to the accord reached with the administration of Suga’s predecessor, Shinzo Abe, in January 2013 that pledged monetary easing in pursuit of a 2 percent inflation target.Asked by a reporter about the yen’s rise against the U.S. dollar over the weekend, Kuroda said it is preferable that curren…

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