Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda

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Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). Kuroda’s record stimulus helped to drive down the yen 18 percent against the dollar last year, boosting the cost of imports for an economy more reliant on foreign fossil fuels following a nuclear disaster in 2011.