Who’s the favourite? Who is the dark horse?
One of the most anticipated contenders is Mr Masayoshi Amamiya Currently serving as the BOJ’s deputy governor, he has been working as a BOJ potter for 43 years (started in 1979).
The other person who seems to be close together is Mr. Hiroshi Nakaso Former BOJ deputy governor (joined since 1978) but now president of Daiwa Research Institute.
For those who are perceived as being “maybe”dark horse” Run into the win during the last curve, it is possible. Mr. Shigeaki Okamoto Former senior executive from the Ministry of Finance He is currently the vice president of Japan Tobacco Company.
Although at first, most people would think that Okamoto is likely to be a favorite to become BOJ’s deputy governor, whose position is vacant in March 2023, but lately, it appears that he may be expected to rise to the BOJ governorship. It is possible because even though BOJ works independently But it is under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance. Okamoto’s experience with senior executives at the Ministry of Finance This may make Japan’s monetary and fiscal policy more consistent.
The current BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda was also Japan’s finance minister.