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Top FX diplomat to be reappointed as Japan navigates global trade hazards

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By Yoshifumi Takemoto and Tetsushi KajimotoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will reappoint career bureaucrat Masatsugu Asakawa as its top currency diplomat, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday, maintaining the status quo at a time of global trade turbulence.Asakawa became vice finance minister for international affairs at the finance ministry, or Japan's top financial diplomat, in 2015. His reappointment would make him the longest-serving top financial diplomat since Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who served as vice finance minister for international affairs ...

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 12:13 IST
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