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Japan taps reflationist for BOJ board with eye on post-COVID recovery

Pick buffers against drastic shift from accommodative stance

The Bank of Japan has maintained a robust monetary easing policy to prop up the economy during the newest wave of coronavirus infections. (Photo by Mizuho Hasegawa)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Thursday nominated reflationist economist Asahi Noguchi to join the Bank of Japan's policy-setting board, a move that reinforces support for the central bank's ultra-accommodative stance in combating the economic fallout from the pandemic.

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