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Kishida expects to nominate new Bank of Japan chief in February

Decision on successor in focus with Gov. Kuroda's term ending in April

The Bank of Japan's headquarters in Tokyo: The central bank's governor and deputy governors serve five-year terms, with Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's term ending April 8. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama) 

TOKYO -- Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda will be replaced at the end of his term in April, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed in a TV program that aired Sunday, with the nomination for a successor likely to be submitted to parliament in February.

"There will be a change in personnel," Kishida said in a TV Tokyo program. "The personnel decision will be carefully considered and submitted to parliament."

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