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Insight: Japan PM's push for radical BOJ head meets resistance

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese prime minister's push for a governor who will lead a radical policy shake up at the Bank of Japan is meeting resistance from his own cabinet and financial bureaucrats, who fear extreme measures from the central bank may trigger a damaging rise in bond yields.Full story

BOJ head to leave job early, could advance policy shift

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Tuesday he would step down together with his two deputies, three weeks before the end of his five-year term, possibly bringing forward an anticipated shift to more aggressive monetary easing. Full story

BOJ Governor Shirakawa to step down on March 19

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said on Tuesday that he would step down on March 19. Full story

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Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo March 7, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Bank of Japan Governor Shirakawa leaves a news conference in Tokyo
Bank of Japan Governor Shirakawa leaves a news conference in Tokyo

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa leaves a news conference in Tokyo March 7, 2013. Shirakawa said on Thursday that relying primarily on boosting inflation expectations to achieve the central bank's price target could lead to a rise in bond yields and harm the financial system. REUTERS/Yuya Sh

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa attends a news conference in Tokyo March 7, 2013. Shirakawa said on Thursday that relying primarily on boosting inflation expectations to achieve the central bank's price target could lead to a rise in bond yields and harm the financial system. REUTERS/Yuya S