Japanese parliament approves central bank governor

Toshihiko Fukui was approved on Friday March 14 as the next governor of the Bank of Japan. His five-year term of office will begin next Thursday, March 20.

Source: Kyodo News Service

The House of Councillors in a plenary session on Friday 14 March approved the nomination of Toshihiko Fukui as the next governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

Fukui will assume the post next Thursday for a five-year term, succeeding Masaru Hayami, whose term ends Wednesday. The House of Representatives approved Fukui