URGENT ¥¥¥ Japan PM nominates ADB head Kuroda as BoJ chief

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday nominated Asian Development Bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda as the next governor of the Bank of Japan, a key post in Tokyo's bid to overhaul the economy.

Kuroda, 68, was named along with two deputies -- Kikuo Iwata, an economics professor at Tokyo's Gakushuin University, and Hiroshi Nakaso, the BoJ's executive director, the government said.

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