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Former Bank of Japan Gov. Yasushi Mieno, who helped the economy pull though after the asset bubble burst, died over the weekend at age 88, his family said Wednesday.

Mieno, who passed away Sunday at a Tokyo hospital, graduated from the University of Tokyo’s law school and joined the BOJ in 1947. He was appointed the bank’s 26th governor in December 1989, just as the bubble economy was imploding.

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