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The man they call 'Mr BOJ' shaping policy behind the scenes

Now head of monetary affairs department, he may be a contender for the top jobs at the bank in 2018

Mr Amamiya joined the BOJ straight out of college and has been at the heart of policymaking for decades. But his reputation for shaping and implementing policies determined from above, rather than setting the agenda, makes it harder to judge his leadership credentials.


MASAYOSHI Amamiya is viewed as so essential to operations at the Bank of Japan (BOJ) that he's known inside the central bank as "Mr BOJ".

With the shift in recent months from a blitz on deflation to a long-haul campaign that's set to outlast governor Haruhiko Kuroda's term,...

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