Gov't picks new BOJ board members in sign of less dovish central bank

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The government said Tuesday it will appoint Hajime Takata, an economist who has warned of the side effects of bold monetary easing, and Naoki Tamura, a veteran banker, as board members at the Bank of Japan. Some market participants see the choice of Takata as foreshadowing a potential shift from its pursuit of powerful monetary easing that has continued in recent years before Prime Minister Fumio Kishida chooses a successor to Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, whose term ends next April. Takata and Tamura will serve five-year terms starting Sunday. Takata, 63, will replace Goshi Kataoka, an economist ...

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