Japan PM Abe: BOJ, government efforts to hit price goal created more jobs

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday the central bank’s efforts to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, coupled with government measures to beat deflation, have succeeded in creating more jobs.

"The biggest goal of our macroeconomic policy has been fulfilled as a result of measures taken by the government and the BOJ to achieve 2 percent inflation," Abe told a news conference.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader’

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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