TOEIC、TOEFL対策テスト : Vol.12

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The country's low interest rates will help the economy avoid slipping into a "deep" slump, Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa said Monday.
"Japan's economy is unlikely to experience a deep adjustment phase, " Shirakawa said at a speech in Osaka. "The country's accommodative environment for corporate finance is expected to continue to support business activity."
The BOJ last week described growth as "sluggish" for the first time in a decade, indicating it is unlikely to raise the Benchmark interest rate from 0.5 percent anytime soon.
 (ソース:新聞 The Japan Times ; Tuesday, August 26, 2008)

(1) What is Masaaki Shirakawa?
(2) Will Japan's economy experience a deep adjustment phase?
(3) What will help the economy?
(4) What do the letters BOJ stand for?
(5) How long did the Japan's economy continue to grow?