BNP Paribas SA economist Ryutaro Kono

BNP Paribas SA economist Ryutaro Kono

BNP Paribas SA via Bloomberg

Ryutaro Kono, chief Japan economist at BNP Paribas SA. Japan’s government nominated Kono to join the central bank’s policy board, drawing criticism from lawmakers concerned that he won’t support bolder action to end decade-long deflation.