Fukui, would-be Greenspan of Asia, replaceable

According to this article from Bloomberg published Friday 30 June, Bank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui was urged to become the "Greenspan of Japan, if not Asia" soon after he began running the BOJ in 2003.

"The idea was that Japan should be Asia's premier monetary power," it says.

"Enter Fukui, who since March 2003 has helped restore credibility to the central bank of Asia's biggest economy. The hope was that Fukui, the only Asian voice at Group of Seven meetings, would help raise the contin