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As yen weakens, BOJ gov says easing to persist

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TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Japan's central bank says it will persist in easing monetary conditions as it tries to pull the country out of a deflationary slump. In comments Tuesday to branch managers of the central bank, Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa noted risks from the European debt crisis and continued tensions with China over a territorial dispute that are inhibiting investment...