Yamamoto says Fukui should resign 'immediately'

Kozo Yamamoto, head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's monetary policy panel, said Thursday 29 June that Bank of Japan governor Toshihiko Fukui should resign "immediately" over the Murakami investment scandal.

``A person in the position of the Bank of Japan governor can get all kinds of information and monetary policy can be influenced by that person's judgment,'' Yamamoto said in a statement posted Thursday on his website. ``Mr. Fukui isn't qualified for the role because he has nonchala