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Bank of Japan

Japan nominates Kazuo Ueda as next BOJ governor

Opposition leader calls for review of central bank's ultra-loose policy

Kazuo Ueda has been nominated by the government as the Bank of Japan's next governor. (Nikkei montage/Kohtaro Igarashi/Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Tuesday nominated Kazuo Ueda, 71, an academic economist and former member of the Bank of Japan's policy board, as the central bank's next governor.

It also nominated Shinichi Uchida, 60, a BOJ executive director, and Ryozo Himino, 62, a former chief of the Financial Services Agency, to deputy governor posts. The nominations were presented to parliament.

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