Commentary: Why Tokyo Wants Mr. Yen To Be Mr. Imf

A man who loves to scuba dive in the shark-infested waters of the South China Sea might just seem ideal to run the International Monetary Fund. Add to that his uncanny ability to bend global money markets that earned him the moniker of "Mr. Yen," and Eisuke Sakakibara, 58, looks like a possible worthy successor to the fund's retiring managing director, Michel Camdessus.

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