TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa defended the central bank's aggressive financial expansion, suggesting it was aimed at reviving the economy not at weakening the yen, because the nation came below fresh global criticism before a carefully watched G20 gathering. His comments came following information showed Japan's economy unexpectedly contracted inside the 4th quarter, failing to escape a light recession plus playing into the hands of the government pushing for more revolutionary stimulus measures which might result the currency to weaken further. …
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