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Statement by the Governor and Schedule of the Monetary Policy Meeting

August 4, 2011
Bank of Japan

1. Statement by the Governor

The Bank of Japan strongly expects that the action taken by the Ministry of Finance in the foreign exchange market will contribute to stable price formation in the market.

2. Schedule of the Monetary Policy Meeting

The chairman of the Policy Board decided to shorten the duration of the Monetary Policy Meeting, which was originally scheduled to be held today and tomorrow, to one day.  The meeting will start at 11:15 a.m.