• Kyodo News


The government proposed to the Diet on Tuesday that Keio University economics professor Sayuri Shirai should be named to the Bank of Japan Policy Board to replace Miyako Suda, whose term will expire at the end of March.

The appointment of the 48-year-old Shirai, which requires Diet approval, would mean that one of the six member seats on the Policy Board would continue to be filled by a woman.

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