Japan ruling coalition executive: No word from PM Abe on next BOJ governor

Natsuo Yamaguchi, President of New Komeito Party of Japan, waits during the opening ceremony of the
Natsuo Yamaguchi, President of New Komeito Party of Japan, waits during the opening ceremony of the “CPC in dialogue with world political parties” high-level meeting, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool

February 15, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of the junior partner of Japan’s ruling coalition, said on Thursday there was no word from premier Shinzo Abe on whom the government would nominate as the next Bank of Japan governor.

Yamaguchi made the comment to reporters after a meeting between the government and ruling coalition executives, where he and Abe met.

A source has told Reuters the government is likely to nominate BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda for another five-year term after the current one ends in April.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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