Japan appoints new currency policy, regulatory chiefs

Tokyo appointed new heads for currency policy and the Financial Services Agency, the financial regulator, on Friday.

Rintaro Tamaki, 55, was named the new vice finance minister for international affairs, a position in which he will be responsible for currency policy.

The yen has appreciated against Japan's main export partners during the past year, hurting an export sector already shaken from the slump in global demand. The finance ministry and the Bank of Japan have intervened in the currency m

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