People: Shirakawa to step down early; Cyprus creates new post of deputy governor


The governor of the Bank of Japan, Masaaki Shirakawa, plans to leave his post on March 19 – more than two weeks before his term officially ends on April 8, according to news agency reports. The decision will see Shirakawa leave his post on the same day as his two deputies' terms come to an end – clearing the way for a new governor and deputies to be sworn in simultaneously.

The governor before Shirakawa, Toshihiko Fukui, left his post on March 19, 2008 but political feuding led to a delay before

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