Business May 9, 2016

BOJ board member Sakurai's Ph.D. credentials questioned

Weekly magazine Shukan Post has raised questions about new Bank of Japan Board member Makoto Sakurai's credentials, saying there is no record of him submitting a thesis or graduating with a Ph.D. The central bank's website describes Sakurai, 69, as having "completed a Ph.D. Program ...

BOJ's newest board member Sakurai to cement Kuroda's majority

Business Mar 23, 2016

BOJ's newest board member Sakurai to cement Kuroda's majority

The Diet approved Makoto Sakurai as a Bank of Japan board member Wednesday, a move expected to strengthen Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's support on the board. Sakurai is an international finance researcher with ties to reflationalists such as Koichi Hamada, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo ...