Japan’s Haruhiko Kuroda keeps mum on possible steps to soften easing pain

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stuck to the bank’s playbook on Saturday, declining to comment on reports that policy makers are considering measures to soften the side effects of their aggressive monetary easing campaign.
Remarks on the issue would not be appropriate given the proximity of the bank’s monetary policy meeting, Kuroda said, adding that policy decision will require sufficient discussion about prices and the state of the economy.
“I know absolutely nothing…