Political spat threatens further BoJ appointments

Japan's main opposition party has rejected yet another candidate for a senior role at the Bank of Japan.

The move is a further embarrassment for an institution that was left without a governor earlier this year as a result of political feuding.

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the country's main opposition party, on Tuesday rejected the appointment of Kazuhito Ikeo, a well-regarded economics professor, to the central bank's Monetary Policy Council because news of his nomination was leaked