Tokyo nominates ex-IMF economist to BoJ policy board


Tokyo on Tuesday nominated Sayuri Shirai, an economics professor, for a post on the policy board of the Bank of Japan (BoJ), the central bank's rate-setting committee, leading media reported.

Bloomberg and Reuters, two wire services, said the government had nominated Shirai, currently a professor of economics at Keio University, to replace Miyako Suda, the only woman on the board, whose five-year term expires on April 1.

Prior to joining Keio University, where she completed her undergraduate

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