From Japanese press on Sunday:

  • PM Abe is preparing to nominate Kuroda to head the BOJ, according to “several government sources” on Sunday
  • The nomination is expected in the middle of the week


Kuroda’s nomination is only the start of the process, he still must be approved by both houses of the Japanese parliament.

More from Reuters:

evidence is building that the race between Muto, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda and former BOJ deputy governor Kazumasa Iwata may be closer than thought, say officials and lawmakers familiar with the selection process.