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Japan econmin: want BOJ to show quick results on price goal

TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Economics Minister Seiji Maeharasaid on Tuesday he wants the Bank of Japan to quickly achieveresults showing it is meeting its goal of a 1 percent rise inconsumer prices.

He also said the government and the central bank shouldconsider additional policy options if necessary.

Maehara, speaking to reporters, also said BOJ purchases offoreign bonds for currency intervention would require revisionsto the laws governing the central bank and the approval of thefinance minister.

Maehara said he thought an accord on monetary policy betweenthe government and the BOJ was one option to help Japan escapedeflation, but that it was up to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Nodato decide.

(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Michael Watson)

((shinichi.saoshiro@thomsonreuters.com))

Keywords: JAPAN ECONOMY/MAEHARA