Bank of Japan at the cutting edge

Toshihiko Fukui, Japan's central bank governor, keeps up with the times. He openly admits to entertaining his runaway addiction to the latest in mobile phone technology and is shortly to experience the unbridled pleasure of getting the NTT DoCoMo 505i phone.

It boasts such handy features as a digital camera, traffic news and even the indispensable capacity to record television shows on his video at home while sweating away at the office.

Fukui has been eagerly waiting for weeks to lay his