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BOJ's Kuroda steadfast against showing an exit strategy

Central bank governor vows to not cause confusion amid political pressure

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks to the press in Tokyo on Jun. 16.

TOKYO -- Despite mounting political pressure, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday refrained from giving any clues about how Japan's central bank might eventually step away from is ultra-aggressive easing policy.

Following the Bank of Japan's two-day monetary policy meeting, Kuroda repeatedly dodged questions regarding an exit plan. It was seen as a deliberate move to avoid fostering speculation that monetary tightening might be around the corner -- and as an indication the monetary taps will remain wide open for the foreseeable future.

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