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Bank of Japan under political pressure

As rival politicians in Japan campaign for election the two main parties are pressing the central bank to do more to boost the flagging economy.

The Bank of Japan is coming under increasing political pressure, from the current government and a potential future administration, to do more to boost the country's economy.

As Japan heads for a general election, the rival political parties are pressing the central bank to boost its stimulus measures.

However, as the BBC's Tokyo correspondent, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, explains, the political interference threatens to undermine the independence of the central bank.