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The Bank of Japan (BoJ) board member Sayuri Shirai said in a speech on Wednesday that there is no need for further stimulus measures.
"At present, further monetary policy action is unnecessary. A risk of returning to deflation is considered low given that prices of a wide range of consumption items, excluding energy, have been rising," she said.
Shirai forecasted the core inflation in Japan to rise to around 1.7% - 1.8% over the January-June period of 2017.
She pointed out that the low core inflation is temporary.
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