BOJ Hayami: Decision on successor not imminent

The appointment of the next Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor is not imminent, and it will take some time for a decision to be reached, current governor Masaru Hayami was quoted as saying on Monday. On Friday we reported how there were conflicting statements from the government regarding the time of an announcement to Hayami's successor.

"The personnel decision on the next governor is far from imminent," Jiji news agency quoted Hayami as telling reporters in Basel, Switzerland, where he was attendi