Japan's lower house approves Ueda as next BOJ chief

The Japanese government's nominees for the Bank of Japan (BOJ) attends a session at the upper house of the parliament in Tokyo
The Japanese government's nominee for the Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kazuo Ueda attends a hearing session at the upper house of the parliament in Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 2023. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO, March 9 (Reuters) - Japan's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved the government's appointment of Kazuo Ueda as next central bank governor.

The upper house will vote on the nomination on Friday. Approval by the two chambers has been seen as a done deal as the ruling coalition holds majority seats in both houses.

With the approval, Ueda will officially succeed incumbent BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda whose second, five-year term ends on April 8.

Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto and Leika Kihara

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