BOJ urged to strengthen rules

Japanese ruling and opposition lawmakers called on the Bank of Japan on Sunday 18 June to introduce asset disclosure rules following the BOJ chiefs admissions to holding a scandal-tainted investment.

"They should revise their internal regulations" on asset disclosure, Toranosuke Katayama, a senior official of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Liberal Democratic Party, said.

"I think at least assets held by a governor of the Bank of Japan must be disclosed," Katayama said.

Seiji Mataichi, secr

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