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MNI BRIEF:Japan's Govt To Present BOJ Nominees Next Week-Press

(MNI) Tokyo

The government will likely present nominees for Bank of Japan governor and deputy governors next week, Kyodo reported on Tuesday.

The government was widely expected to nominate the candidates on Friday. Japan's government has approached BOJ Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya as a possible successor to central bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda, whose term ends on April 8, people familiar with the matter said, the Nikkei reported on Monday.

Government and ruling coalition officials said the subject had been discussed with Amamiya. The 67-year-old career central banker is the architect of most BOJ policies under Kuroda, it reported. (See MNI POLICY: New BOJ Gov Must Keep Rates Low, Ensure Recovery)

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that he continues to firmly consider the nominees for the governor and deputy governors.

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