From the DPJ policy chief Mitsuru Sakurai, reported over the newswires.

From my earlier post:

In March, Kuroda was confirmed by both houses of parliament to serve from March 20 to April 7 (the final weeks of his predecessor’s (Shirakawa) term). Parliamentary approval is needed for appointment to the full five-year term as BOJ head. There is little doubt his appointment will be confirmed, though the DPJ (the main opposition party) has said they wanted to assess his performance at the first BOJ policy meeting (i.e. yesterday’s meeting). Given the Nikkei soared after the BOJ announcement these guys will have all made loads of cash yesterday and will be happy to confirm his appointment.