Abe adviser hints at possible BoJ governor candidates

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A member of a group of advisers to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has revealed details of what the government may be looking for in candidates to succeed Masaaki Shirakawa as Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor, and named two likely front-runners for the post.

Naoyuki Yoshino, a professor of economics at Keio University in Tokyo, says he took part in two meetings between business leaders and economists and Shinzo Abe in December, just before Abe was elected Prime Minister. In emailed comments to Ce

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