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Former Bank of Japan governor joins NUS Business School

Mr Masaaki Shirakawa will join the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, as one of two Distinguished Visiting Fellows at NUS Business School this year.

SINGAPORE: Former Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Masaaki Shirakawa will be appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School from Aug 25 to Sep 10, 2014.

Mr Shirakawa is also a special visitor under the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Eminent Visitor Programme, NUS Business School said in a statement on Thursday (Aug 21).

Mr Shirakawa was BOJ governor between April 2008 and March 2013. He assumed the position of governor after a term as professor at the Kyoto University School of Government between July 2006 and March 2008.

From January 2011 to March 2013, he was also concurrently Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

"Given his experience in guiding monetary policy in the world's third-largest economy and his distinguished career at BOJ, we have much to learn from him. We look forward to his sharing, and I am confident that our school and the business community will benefit immensely from the discussions," NUS Business School Dean Professor Bernard Yeung said.

Mr Shirakawa joins Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, as one of two Distinguished Visiting Fellows at NUS Business School this year.

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