Bank of Japan Governor Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo

 
Bank of Japan Governor Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo October 30, 2012. The Bank of Japan expanded its asset purchases by 11 trillion yen ($138 billion) on Tuesday, easing monetary policy for the second straight month amid heightened pressure for bolder action to fight deflation and support an economy on the cusp of recession. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao