BOJ creates new PR video
Jiji Press -- Nov 03
The Bank of Japan has created a new public relations video for the first time in five years and started showing it at the beginning of November.

In the 18-minute video titled "The Bank of Japan in Our Daily Lives," BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda demonstrates the central bank's resolve to tackle deflation and other challenges facing the Japanese economy.

The video underscores the importance of price stability, explaining a vicious cycle in which continued drops in goods and services prices reduce profits at manufacturers and retailers as well as wages, resulting in a deterioration in the economy.

くらしの中で、お金を安心して使えることの大切さや、そのために日本銀行がどのような­政策・業務を行っているかについて解説したビデオです。「お札博士」が、日々のくらし­と日本銀行との接点が実感できるように、分かりやすく説明します。
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