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Economy

Kuroda takes pains to tweak policy as loosening lengthens

Bank of Japan's balancing act already draws criticism from within

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday announced its first monetary policy changes in nearly two years to ensure that easing can continue for the foreseeable future.

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's decision on Tuesday to continue "powerful monetary easing" but to also allow long-term interest rates to move in a wider band reflects the dilemma faced by Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda.

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