FOCUS: Kuroda becomes 2nd-longest serving BOJ chief amid challenges

Economy

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has become the second-longest serving head of the Japanese central bank, a post he took in 2013 with a pledge to achieve 2 percent inflation through drastic monetary easing steps dubbed the "Kuroda bazooka." But with Kuroda's term set to end in April 2023, delivering on his promise of hitting the 2 percent inflation target may be much harder than setting a new record as the longest-serving chief in the central bank's history dating back to 1882. Kuroda broke the previous record held by Masamichi Yamagiwa, who was BOJ governor between November 1956 and Dec...

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