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Japan Aso: Next BOJ head doesn't have to be from MOF
February 22, 2013 / 3:46 AM / 5 years ago

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

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.

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

“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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