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Japan’s upper house of Parliament rejected a government nominee for Bank of Japan chief for the second time in a week, leaving the central bank in the world’s No. 2 economy leaderless . . .
 

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apan’s upper house of Parliament rejected a government nominee for Bank of Japan chief for the second time in a week, leaving the central bank in the world’s No. 2 economy leaderless for the first time since World War II. The current Bank of Japan governor’s term ends today. The impasse comes as Japan’s economy teeters on the edge of recession. (AP in the Houston Chronicle)
 

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