(Corrects spelling of name in first paragraph to Takehiko, not
TOKYO Feb 25 The Japanese government is mulling
nominating Takehiko Nakao, the country's top currency diplomat,
as next head of the Asian Development Bank if incumbent Haruhiko
Kuroda takes on the post of central bank governor, Jiji news
agency reported on Monday.
The government is likely to nominate ADB's Kuroda as its
next central bank governor, sources told Reuters on Monday.
If Kuroda were chosen as next BOJ governor, he would be
cutting short his term as head of the ADB, which could weaken
Japan's standing as the country that has traditionally provided
the head of the organisation established in 1966.
(Reporting by Leika Kihara)