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Shinichi Uchida, the man behind Japan's unorthodox monetary policy

Career banker to face second transformation of BOJ's interest rate stance

When BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, left,  introduced his unconventional monetary easing in 2013, Shinichi Uchida, right, was one of the key people who oversaw the practical design of the system. (Source photo by Reuters/Takuya Imai)

TOKYO -- As Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda heads into his last year at the helm, the spotlight has turned to Shinichi Uchida, who has been recently reappointed as executive director, the top administrative official responsible for planning monetary policy.

The executive director is a star in monetary planning, like current Deputy Gov. Masayoshi Amamiya, and set for higher positions at the bank.

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