Amari: ADB Kuroda is qualified to lead BOJ
Reuters -- Feb 12
Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda has the qualifications to run Japan's central bank, but the prime minister has yet to decide who he will nominate for the post, Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Tuesday.
Kuroda, who was a career bureaucrat at the finance ministry and an academic before joining the ADB, is considered a leading candidate to take over at the Bank of Japan next month.
Kuroda declined to comment on Monday on whether he is being courted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the position, telling reporters he is happy in his current position.
"I think Kuroda is one person who has the qualifications for the job," Amari told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
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