WASHINGTON Feb 22 Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe said on Friday he plans next week to seek the backing
of a junior coalition partner, the New Komeito party, and
opposition parties over the nomination of a new Bank of Japan
"I'll be back in Japan on Sunday. From around Monday, I want
to make headway on new governor and deputy governors," Abe told
a news conference in Washington.
"Next week, I would like to ask for help from opposition
parties, notify candidates ... and work to win endorsement from
New Komeito," he said.
Abe did not say who he had in mind for the nomination.