Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda

Asian Development Bank president Haruhiko Kuroda

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Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian Development Bank, leaves an interview in Tokyo on Feb. 11, 2013. Kuroda, a former career Finance Ministry civil servant and Tokyo University graduate who studied economics at Oxford, declined to comment on whether he was a contender to lead the central bank.