Koizumi puts off BOJ chief choice

The government has postponed the selection of the next Bank of Japan governor, fuelling speculation the prime minister has not found a "deflation fighter'' who can rescue the economy.

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi had said the new central bank chief-a person capable of battling declining prices-would be named around 20 February.

But on Wednesday he told reporters the selection will be made ``at the end of the month,'' repeating the vague schedule he mentioned at a dinner 5 February with memb

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