Ministry of Finance's Furusawa appointed as Japan's new currency diplomat

TOKYO (REUTERS) - International financial expert Mitsuhiro Furusawa will become Japan's vice-finance minister for international affairs, the country's top currency diplomat, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday.

Mr Furusawa, 57, will assume his post on Friday, taking over from Mr Takehiko Nakao, who is set to become the head of the Asian Development Bank.

Mr Furusawa has headed the ministry's financial bureau since August last year. He has also held posts at the ministry's international bureau, dealing with development policy as well as the Group of Seven and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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