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BOJ's balance sheet almost as big as Japanese economy

Central bank to continue extraordinary easing until deflation is beaten

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda remains steadfast on the bank's 2% inflation target.

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's assets apparently exceeded 500 trillion yen ($4.49 trillion) as of the end of May, growing to rival the country's economy as the central bank continues its debt purchases under an ultraeasy monetary policy. 

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