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BUSINESS / JAPANESE PERSPECTIVES
Mar 25, 2013
'Abenomists' beware: Rising prices just one pitfall of spiraling yen
The Bank of Japan on Wednesday installed a new governor and two deputy governors who — in line with the wishes of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — are advocates of ultra-easy monetary policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 23, 2013
Diet to confirm five-year term for BOJ's Kuroda
New Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda will appear before the Diet on Tuesday for a confirmation hearing to continue as central bank chief beyond the remaining term of his predecessor, lawmakers said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2013
Deflation foe Kuroda takes helm of BOJ
New Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda reiterated his determination to end Japan's decades-long deflation after officially being named to the position Thursday by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 20, 2013
Shirakawa exits after 'turbulent' BOJ term
Departing Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa expresses regret for not being able to end a decades-long struggle with deflation during his 'turbulent' five years in office, but adds that he believes a recovery is possible.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 20, 2013
Kuroda's team best for market: ex-banker
Incoming Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda and his two deputies are the "right people" to lead the Bank of Japan because of their ability to convey the central bank's intentions to investors, a former BOJ official said.
EDITORIALS
Mar 20, 2013
BOJ must proceed with caution
The Bank of Japan has agreed to adopt a 2 percent inflation target, but the BOJ is asking for trouble if it makes such a price rise its ultimate goal.
BUSINESS
Mar 16, 2013
Diet OKs nomination of ADB chief Kuroda as new Bank of Japan governor
The Diet approves the nomination of Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor, paving the way for drastic monetary easing to invigorate the deflation-beset economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Mar 16, 2013
Kuroda rides in on high hopes, high-set bar
"Abenomics" looks ready to bloom just in time for spring, given the Diet's approval Friday of Haruhiko Kuroda as the next governor of the Bank of Japan.
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2013
Kuroda gets Lower House nod for BOJ
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 13, 2013
DPJ to vote for Kuroda as new BOJ chief but will oppose Iwata as deputy
The Democratic Party of Japan will support Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda as the next Bank of Japan governor but will oppose Gakushuin University professor Kikuo Iwata as a BOJ deputy governor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 13, 2013
Iwata: BOJ only needs to buy longer-term bonds
Kikuo Iwata, Bank of Japan deputy governor nominee, said Tuesday the central bank can end deflation solely through buying government debt and doesn't need to purchase riskier assets to meet its inflation target.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 12, 2013
2% target achievable if bolstered by policy efforts: Ishida
Bank of Japan Policy Board member Koji Ishida said Monday the central bank can attain its 2 percent inflation target and pledged the BOJ will carry out "large-scale" credit-easing for that purpose down the road.
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2013
Policy able to drive inflation: Kuroda
Vowing to institute effective monetary easing steps should he be installed as the next Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, the government's nominee, insisted Monday that the central bank's 2 percent inflation target can be achieved through monetary policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 12, 2013
Abe's success with BOJ picks likely to boost LDP prospects for July poll
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is riding a popularity wave unseen by six immediate predecessors, including himself in his first short-lived stint, as he pushes his Bank of Japan nominees through a divided Diet, raising the odds of the ruling party winning a July election.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2013
Colleagues to decide amount of Shirakawa's farewell bonus
After five years running the Bank of Japan, Masaaki Shirakawa will get a cash bonus of as much as ¥29.6 million or as little as nothing, depending on how Policy Board members rate his tenure.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 8, 2013
Nation on 'right path' to beat deflation, Shirakawa says
Departing Bank of Japan Gov. Masaaki Shirakawa said Thursday that the country is on the "right path" to ending its decades-long deflation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 7, 2013
Diet set to approve BOJ nominees
The Diet is expected to approve the government's nominees for Bank of Japan governor and its two deputy governor posts, with the largest opposition party set to give the nod for Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda to head the central bank, lawmakers said Tuesday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 7, 2013
The pope of Japanese finance
As with the deliberations at the Vatican, politics — not doctrinal debate — underpins the decision-making process for the next Bank of Japan governor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 6, 2013
Iwata puts inflation onus on BOJ
Kikuo Iwata, the LDP government's nominee for deputy governor at the Bank of Japan, places the onus of achieving 2 percent inflation on the BOJ's shoulders.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 5, 2013
Kuroda assures Diet of inflation goal
Haruhiko Kuroda blames the Bank of Japan for failing to pursue an effective course of quantitative easing and vows, if he becomes BOJ chief, to do 'everything possible' to end deflation.

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