Japan lawmaker says BOJ chief not worth his salt

FEATURE - Is a central bank governor who has been unable to halt a three-year decline in prices or prevent the longest recession in decades worth his salt - particularly when his paycheck is 38.43 million yen ($293,000) a year?

That was the question pitched at Bank of Japan Governor Masaru Hayami in parliament on Wednesday, reports Reuters, by a lawmaker who accused him of turning a blind eye to the pains of ordinary people because he had no fear of losing his high-paying job.

The payslip, twice

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