OSAKA, Japan, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday the central bank's massive government bond buying is putting downward pressure on long-term interest rates even as inflation expectations gradually heighten.
Kuroda also said he did not see huge downside risks from overseas economies, adding that the damage from partial government shutdowns on the U.S. economy has been minor and temporary.
(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro) Keywords: JAPAN ECONOMY/BOJ KURODA
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