JAPAN - OCTOBER 20: Japanese Financial Services Minister Yuji Yamamoto speaks during an annual meeting of Japanese credit cooperatives in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, October 20, 2006. The Bank of Japan will adjust interest rates gradually by checking economic and price data, Governor Toshihiko Fukui said. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

JAPAN - OCTOBER 20:  Japanese Financial Services Minister Yuji Yamamoto speaks during an annual meeting of Japanese credit cooperatives in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, October 20, 2006. The Bank of Japan will adjust interest rates gradually by checking economic and price data, Governor Toshihiko Fukui said.  (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images)