- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 21, 2004

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MANILA — Haruhiko Kuroda, 60, a long-serving senior finance official in Japan with a law degree from the University of Tokyo, has been named the new president of the Asian Development Bank, the bank’s board announced here Thursday.

Mr. Kuroda, currently a special adviser to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and a professor at the graduate school of economics at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, is to begin his new job Feb. 1.

He indicated upon accepting the post that he will continue outgoing ADB President Tadao Chino’s policy of measuring the bank’s effectiveness by gauging the number of people lifted out of poverty as a result of the institution’s loans and other programs.

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