Tokyo, March 17 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government on Tuesday nominated Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary Kazuyuki Furuya as chairman of the Fair Trade Commission.
The appointment is among the government’s 26 nominations at 12 public-sector institutions submitted the same day to the steering committees of both chambers of the Diet, the country’s parliament, for approval.
The nominations other than of Furuya include former Hitachi Ltd. <6501> Executive Vice President Toyoaki Nakamura as a new member of the Bank of Japan’s Policy Board and former National Personnel Authority Secretary-General Hiroaki Furuya as commissioner of the authority.
Kazuyuki Furuya previously served as head of the Finance Ministry’s Tax Bureau and commissioner of the National Tax Agency. He will succeed Kazuyuki Sugimoto, who became FTC chief in March 2013. Sugimoto is former vice finance minister.
Nakamura will succeed Yukitoshi Funo, whose five-year term as BOJ Policy Board member is set to end on June 30. Funo previously served as executive vice president of Toyota Motor Corp. <7203>.
The Diet is expected to endorse the nominations during its ongoing regular session.