Koizumi: 'No problem' on Fukui quit calls

Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi suggested Tuesday 13 June that there are no plans to replace Bank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui over his investment in the fund founded by Yoshiaki Murakami, who was arrested on suspicion of insider trading.

"It is true that I provided financial resources to him so as to support his initial lofty vision," Fukui told the financial affairs committee of the upper house on Tuesday.

"There is no problem," PM Koizumi said when asked by reporters if Fukui