Japan premier calls for unity on governor vote

Yasuo Fukuda, Japan's prime minister, has urged members of the country's two main political parties to cooperate on appointing a successor to Toshihiko Fukui, the outgoing governor of the Bank of Japan.

Fukui is due to depart from the central bank on 19 March but the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is yet to nominate a replacement because of political wrangling.

Fukuda told reporters on Monday 3 March that it was time members of the ruling party and the opposition Democratic Party of Japan

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