National / Politics Jul 7, 2020

Kenji Okamura to become Japan's top currency diplomat

The government plans to name Kenji Okamura, director general of the International Bureau of the Finance Ministry, as Japan's top currency diplomat, sources familiar with the change said Tuesday. Okamura, 58, will become vice finance minister for international affairs, replacing Yoshiki Takeuchi, who took over ...

Japan to temporarily ease rules on regional banks' investments

Business Jun 5, 2020

Japan to temporarily ease rules on regional banks' investments

The Financial Services Agency will consider temporarily easing restrictions on regional banks' investments in nonfinancial businesses as a measure to support small firms vital to local economies amid the coronavirus crisis, FSA chief Toshihide Endo told Jiji Press on Thursday. The Financial System Council, which ...