April 10, Monday

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio agreed with the new Bank of Japan governor there is no need to immediately revise a 2013 joint statement that aims for a price stability target of 2 percent inflation. Ueda Kazuo, who assumed his post as BOJ governor on Sunday, visited the Prime Minister’s office on Monday evening to receive his letter of appointment. He was joined by his two new deputy governors.
2. An NHK opinion poll shows that the approval rate for Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s Cabinet rose one percentage point to 42 percent. The disapproval rate fell by five points to 35 percent. 3. Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force says it has found a helmet belonging to one of the 10 personnel who were on board a helicopter that went missing last week. The GSDF says the helmet was retrieved on Sunday near the coast of the island of Irabujima in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.