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JPX taps Osaka exchange head for Tokyo top job after outage

Hiromi Yamaji faces task of regaining investor confidence

Japan Exchange Group is considering Hiromi Yamaji, 65, as the next president of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (Source photos by Kai Fujii and Kyodo) 

TOKYO -- Japan Exchange Group is considering Hiromi Yamaji, president of the Osaka Exchange, as the new president of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Nikkei has learned, as it bids to win back investor confidence after a systems snafu in October wiped out a day of trading.

JPX is expected to unofficially decide on the appointment of Yamaji, 65, at a nominating committee on Monday, multiple sources told Nikkei.

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