The ministry of finance controls (in a very Japanese way) both the PM's office and already has great influence on the Central Bank, but they do it through consensus throughout the top bureaucratic, banking and corporate level. It is unlikely that the PM would do anything without the Ministry's approval. They may be trying to build a consensus for higher rates of inflation and a weaker Yen. The MOF has been trying to weaken the Yen and raise inflation for over two decades but it has remained stubbornly strong.
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