BOJ chief apologizes for remark on price hikes

「許容してない 我慢している」“庶民”敵に回した日銀“黒田発言”の波紋

NHK -- Jun 08
Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda Haruhiko has apologized for saying that households are becoming more tolerant of higher prices.

Kuroda offered the apology on Tuesday for the remark he made during a speech on Monday.

In the speech, he said households are becoming more accepting of higher prices, which he called "a crucial change" when aiming for sustainable price hikes.

He also said the key will be to bring about full-scale pay increases while households remain tolerant of higher price tags.

Kuroda told reporters that he did not intend to say households are accepting higher prices voluntarily, but that they have no choice but to accept price hikes with the utmost reluctance.

He said his choice of words was misleading and inappropriate, adding that what he wanted to say was the need for pay increases is growing.

Jun 08 (ANNnewsCH) - 20年ぶりに一時、1ドル=133円ちょうどまで円安が進むなか、日銀の黒田総裁の発言が波紋を広げています。値上げについて「家計の許容度も高まっている」とした発言に、世間とのズレを指摘する声が上がっています。  ...continue reading

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