Toshihiko Fukui

Toshihiko Fukui

A Japanese businessman who served as Governor of the Bank of Japan from 2003 to 2008. As governor, he refused to establish an inflation target or take other steps that were thought to help combat deflation. In the 1980s (during the Japanese bubble), he was the head of the Bank's business department.
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The following is a chronology related to the government's selection of the successor to Toshihiko Fukui as BOJ governor.
Outgoing Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said Wednesday he believes intervention in financial markets by monetary authorities will not stop the current sharp fall in the value of the U.
TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui on Tuesday warned of future inflation risks in Japan and suggested that the central bank will gradually increase its key short-term interest rates to avert a hard landing.
On whether Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui should resign as sought by the opposition camp over his controversial investment in a fund founded by high-profile investor Yoshiaki Murakami, Koizumi said, ''There is no need to resign.
Most of the Japanese mainstream media, according to Tokyo political insiders, have been surprisingly restrained in covering the financial scandal surrounding Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui.
Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Toshihiko Fukui apparently believes quantitative easing worked to stop Japan's deflationary downturn, and therefore it must have the power to give an additional push to Japan's economic recovery and eradicate deflation.
Adding weight to the old greenback was an announcement by Toshihiko Fukui, the governor of the Japanese central bank, that retail inflation may turn positive by the end of 2005 or early 2006.
Toshihiko Fukui retiring March 19, there is not time much left for the Diet to decide on Mr.
The dispute means the top post for the central bank could end up vacant after incumbent Governor Toshihiko Fukui leaves office later this month.
Mr Balls met key economic ministers as well as Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui during a two-day trip to the Japanese capital.
Governor Toshihiko Fukui last took that action exactly two months earlier on the day the US launched its assault on Iraq.
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan kicked off its two-day policy meeting Thursday, the last one for BOJ Governor Toshihiko Fukui, whose five-year tenure ends March 19 amid uncertainty over the global financial market.