A Japanese flag flies at half-mast, to mark the annivesary of the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami that left about 20,000 people dead or missing in 2011, outside the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. (Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg)

Japan's Government Is Undermining its Own Efforts to Boost Inflation

(Bloomberg) -- The basket of goods and services that make up the Bank of Japan’s core inflation gauge is chock-full of items that it has little chance of influencing, undermining the effectiveness ...