Just past 10am (Tokyo time) Masayoshi Amamiya (n charge of the Monetary Affairs Department, Financial Markets Department, and Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies) appears in the Diet (Japanese parliament)

The Japan Times calls him "Mr. BOJ"

  • Is viewed as essential to operations at the Bank of Japan
  • Amamiya is at the fore of managing interest rates
  • He could also be among contenders in early 2018 to replace Governor Kuroda (term end in April 2018, its not clear if K will stay on)

Also today, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda will have his quarterly meeting with regional branch managers. Its started already, no headlines as yet