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Responsibilities of the Governor, Deputy Governors, and Executive Directors

May 11, 2016

1. Responsibilities by Head Office Department Function/Operational Function

Governor

Haruhiko Kuroda Exercises general control over the Bank's business.
Is in charge of the Internal Auditors' Office.

Deputy Governors

Hiroshi Nakaso Administer the business of the Bank, assisting the Governor.
Are in charge of the Monetary Affairs Department, Financial Markets Department, Research and Statistics Department, and International Department.
Is in charge of the Secretariat of the Policy Board, Financial System and Bank Examination Department, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Operations Department, Information System Services Department, Personnel and Corporate Affairs Department, and Administration Department.
Kikuo Iwata Is in charge of the Currency Issue Department, Public Relations Department, and Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies.

Executive Directors

Masayoshi Amamiya Administer the business of the Bank, assisting the Governor and Deputy Governors. Is in charge of the Monetary Affairs Department, Financial Markets Department, and Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies.
Shigeki Kushida Is in charge of the Financial System and Bank Examination Department, Currency Issue Department, and Public Relations Department.
Tomohisa Takeda Is in charge of the Secretariat of the Policy Board, Information System Services Department, Personnel and Corporate Affairs Department, and Administration Department.
Atsushi Miyanoya Is in charge of the Osaka Branch as its General Manager.
Shigehiro Kuwabara Is in charge of the Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Research and Statistics Department, and Operations Department.
Eiji Maeda
(Assistant Governor)
Is in charge of the International Department, and the Bank's international affairs.

2. Acting/Performing the Governor's Duties Pursuant to Article 22 of the Bank of Japan Act (See Note)

The Governor decided the first to third officers in order of rank as follows.

The first officer:
Deputy Governor
Hiroshi Nakaso
Acts for the Governor when the Governor is prevented from attending to his duties and performs the Governor's duties during a vacancy in the office of the Governor.
The second officer:
Deputy Governor
Kikuo Iwata
Acts for the Governor when the Governor and the first officer are prevented from attending to their duties, and performs the Governor's duties during a vacancy in the office of the Governor and the first officer.
The third officer:
Executive Director in charge of the Monetary Affairs Department;
Masayoshi Amamiya
Acts for the Governor when the Governor and the first and second officers are prevented from attending to their duties, and performs the Governor's duties during a vacancy in the office of the Governor and the first and second officers.
Note: Pursuant to Article 22, paragraph 2 of the Bank of Japan Act, the Deputy Governors act for the Governor when he is prevented from attending to his duties, and perform the Governor's duties during a vacancy in the office of the Governor. In addition, pursuant to Article 22, paragraph 5 of the Bank of Japan Act, Executive Directors act for the Governor when the Governor and Deputy Governors are prevented from attending to their duties, and perform the Governor's duties during a vacancy in the office of the Governor and Deputy Governors.
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