Japan Aso: Next BOJ head doesn't have to be from MOF

TOKYO Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:45pm EST

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers a question during a lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso answers a question during a lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo February 5, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato

TOKYO (Reuters) - The next Bank of Japan governor does not have to be from the Ministry of Finance although the individual needs to have experience managing a large organization, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday.

"It's inappropriate to choose someone who does not have experience managing a big organization," Aso told a news conference after a cabinet meeting.

Aso declined to comment on specific foreign exchange levels but said it is important for currencies to move in a stable manner.

(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro)

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