Japan’s Aso Urges Joint Monetary, Fiscal Policies to Spur Inflation

TOKYO—Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso called on Tuesday for a combination of monetary and fiscal policies to help boost inflation towards the Bank of Japan’s 2 percent inflation target, saying easy money policy has its limit. “We must utilise both monetary and fiscal policies” to bring inflation to a certain level, Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting. Aso made the remark when asked to evaluate efforts by BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who became on Tuesday the longest serving Japanese central bank governor. It was rare for the finance minister to speak at length about monetary policy, which he usually leaves to the BOJ. “It’s true the BOJ has not yet achieved its 2 percent inflation target,” Aso said. “We cannot expect inflation to rise without stronger consumer demand. Monetary policy alone has its limit.” Around 8 1/2 years in office, Kuroda’s aggressive monetary stimulus has failed to spark inflation …

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