Japan Economy

January 22, 2013 - 4:32 AM
Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa, center, poses with the other members of Policy Board of the BOJ on the last day of their two-day meeting at its headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2013. Shirakawa vowed to achieve the inflation benchmark "as soon as possible," in cooperation with the government Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE