Senior BOJ staff professes themselves pleased with the public relations impact of the more active communications strategy followed since Toshihiko Fukui took over from Hayami-san as governor in March. "Even Yomiuri Shimbun has stopped criticizing us," they say. Fukui's immediate action in calling a meeting of the monetary policy board only a few days after coming to office was followed up by TV coverage of a dinner attended by the Governor where he took part in a live debate on Public TV.
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