Japanese Fin Min praises Fukui's first year

Japan's Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Friday 19 March that Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui acted "appropriately and boldly" in his first year as head of the central bank.

"I highly rate the fact that he has shown a commitment to overcome deflation," Tanigaki said at a press conference.

"I will be working with Governor Fukui while maintaining contacts in various ways, and I hope that he will implement effective policies for overcoming deflation," he said.

Fukui, a former BOJ

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