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Miyako Suda, who opposed the Bank of Japan’s ultraloose monetary policy as a member of its Policy Board, has a warning for the nation’s life insurers as bond yields sink ever lower.

This prolonged period of ultralow rates will pressure profits as sovereign debt matures and has to be replaced with lower-yielding bonds, said Suda, who is now an external board member at Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.

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