Japan PM says he will pick BOJ head taking April economic situation into account
TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Sunday that he will consider the economic situation in April when choosing the next governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).
Appearing on a TV Tokyo program, Kishida said it was too early to comment on whether a 2013 policy agreement between the government and the central bank needed to be changed.
Financial markets are closely watching who will replace Haruhiko Kuroda when his five-year term ends on April 8. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by William Mallard)