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The Abe administration has nominated a proponent of reflationary monetary policy for the central bank’s board, buttressing Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda’s effort to end a two-decade slump in the world’s third-biggest economy.

The government proposed economist Yutaka Harada to replace Ryuzo Miyao, whose term ends March 25, according to a document distributed to reporters at the Diet on Thursday. The Waseda University professor, who has said Japan can beat deflation by printing money, co-edited a 2013 book titled “Reflationary Policy Revives Japan’s Economy” with Deputy Gov. Kikuo Iwata and Koichi Hamada, an adviser to Abe on monetary policy.

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