Japanese opposition likely to reject nominee

As Toshihiko Fukui prepares to step down on Wednesday 19 March, a rudderless Bank of Japan looked a near certainty after the Democratic Party of Japan, the country's main opposition party, indicated it would veto the government's latest choice for governor.

On Tuesday Kenji Yamaoka, a senior opposition politician, said that the party would use its control of the upper house of the Diet to reject the nomination of Koji Tanami, the head of the Japan Bank of International Cooperation and a

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