Japan appoints new board members to BOJ

The Japanese government on Friday 5 April appointed a former top manager at Japan's largest trading company and a former shipping company executive to the Bank of Japan's monetary policy board.

Former Mitsubishi Corp vice president Hidetoshi Kamezaki, 64, and former MOL Ferry Co president Seiji Nakamura, 64, join the BOJ's board for five-year terms.

Kamezaki is experienced in international business at Mitsubishi, while Nakamura rose through the ranks of Mitsui OSK Lines, mostly in accounting.