Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
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Japan's central bank 'dream team'

15 March 2013 Last updated at 02:50 GMT

Haruhiko Kuroda has been confirmed by Japan's parliament as the new governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

He will spearhead a "dream team choice" for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

However, he faces some significant challenges, as the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes explains.