Japan former top currency diplomat Asakawa takes office as ADB chief

Business Jan 17, 2020

Japan former top currency diplomat Asakawa takes office as ADB chief

Former Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Masatsugu Asakawa took office Friday as president of the Asian Development Bank, the Manila-based organization said. Japan's former top currency diplomat succeeded Takehiko Nakao, 63, who led the ADB since April 2013 until he stepped down Thursday. Asakawa's ...

Currency diplomat Asakawa tapped as Finance Ministry's top bureaucrat

Business Jun 11, 2018

Currency diplomat Asakawa tapped as Finance Ministry's top bureaucrat

The Finance Ministry's top currency diplomat Masatsugu Asakawa has been tapped to become vice finance minister, its highest bureaucratic post and one that has remained vacant since April, sources close to the matter said. The appointment of Asakawa, 60, goes against the ministry's typical order ...