• Bloomberg


The Finance Ministry’s top currency bureaucrat, widely considered an advocate of a weak, yen will step down in a regular reshuffle, a ministry official said Tuesday.

Hiroshi Watanabe will be replaced as vice finance minister for international affairs by Naoyuki Shinohara, the official said on condition of anonymity.

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