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Announcement of the Monetary Policy Meeting Decisions (Apr.9)

April 9, 1998
Bank of Japan

(For immediate release)

The Bank today held a Monetary Policy Meeting, a regular meeting of the Policy Board on monetary policy.

By unanimous vote, the Policy Board decided to leave monetary policy unchanged.


Started 9:02 a.m.

Members present :
Masaru Hayami ( Chairman, Governor )
Sakuya Fujiwara ( Deputy Governor )
Yutaka Yamaguchi ( Deputy Governor )
Yasuo Gotoh
Susumu Taketomi
Toshio Miki
Nobuyuki Nakahara
Eiko Shinotsuka
Kazuo Ueda

(Others present)

From Ministry of Finance :
Hikaru Matsunaga, Minister ( 9:02 to 9:54 a.m. )
Zenbei Mizoguchi, Deputy Vice Minister for Policy Co-ordination ( from 9:54 a.m. )

From Economic Planning Agency :
Koji Omi, Minister ( 9:02 to 11:49 a.m. )
Takafusa Shioya, Co-ordination Bureau Director General ( from 12:30 a.m. )

Release of Monthly Report of Recent Economic and Financial Developments :
( Consisting of "The Bank's View" and "The Background" )

Japanese version of the entire report and English version of "The Bank's View"
9:20 a.m. on Monday, April 13,1998
English version of "The Background"
End of April 1998

Release of minutes :
2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22,1998