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Japan Unexpectedly Announces New Stimulus04:08

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The Bank of Japan today unexpectedly announced new economic stimulus measures. The move comes amid continued concerns about the country's economy and follows an April national sales tax increase that put a damper on consumer spending.

The BBC's Tokyo correspondent, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, spoke with Here & Nows Jeremy Hobson about the surprising news from Japan.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


This segment aired on October 31, 2014.

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