Former Mizuho executive may join BoJ board

The Japanese government plans to appoint Tadao Noda, a former deputy president of Mizuho Financial Group Inc. (8411.TO), as a new member of the Bank of Japan's Policy Board, Kyodo News reported, citing government sources.

Noda, 59, would succeed Shin Nakahara, a former vice president of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, whose five-year term on the central bank board expires in mid-June, the news agency said.

The government will formalize the appointment after receiving approval from the Diet, the

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