Abe Taps Economist Sakurai to Replace BOJ Dissenter on Board

  • Sakurai, 70, will take board seat of 53-year-old Sayuri Shirai
  • Shirai opposed negative rates and is the only woman on board

The Abe administration nominated an economist with links to aides to the prime minister as a replacement for a Bank of Japan board member who in January opposed the adoption of negative interest rates.

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