The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the nomination of Asian Development Bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda for Bank of Japan governor, paving the way for a new team to take control of the central bank later this month.

The opposition-controlled House of Councilors will vote on Kuroda's nomination on Friday.

The Lower House, which the ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party controls, also voted on two proposed deputy governors — Gakushuin University professor Kikuo Iwata and BOJ Executive Director Hiroshi Nakaso.