Gov't delays BOJ appointment amid talk of friction

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    However, Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday the government would not nominate a governor and the deputy governors until after Abe returns from a trip to the United States on Feb 21-24.

    better get second opinion from the States.

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    Ewan Huzarmy

    So, the laughing stops and the friction starts eh.

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    The delay is also partly because of a parliamentary rule, set by ruling and opposition parties five years ago, that once the name of a nominee is leaked to the media the candidate will be automatically disqualified.

    Sources familiar with the selection process say Abe's short list for BOJ governor includes Haruhiko Kuroda, Japan's former currency tsar who now heads the Asian Development Bank, and Kazumasa Iwata,

    Either this means that Kuroda and Iwata are now disqualified for the job, or the first statement is incorrect.

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    The media should just make a list with the names of all Japanese politicians and have them all disqualified. Get someone with actual skills in the position, please.

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    Ewan Huzarmy

    Latest news; Abe and Aso suffering friction burns !

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