Bank of Japan chief: Weak yen benefits exports, hurts small firms

NAGOYA (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday recent yen falls are positive for exporters, but hurt households as well as small firms and non-manufacturers through rises in import costs.

"We will carefully watch market moves, including currency moves, and their effect on the economy," Mr Kuroda told business executives in Nagoya, central Japan.