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Toshirō Mutō is the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan.


Muto, Toshiro was born on July 2, 1943.


Bachelor of Laws, University Tokyo, 1966.


On March 7, 2008, the government of Japan announced that it planned to nominate him for promotion to replace Toshihiko Fukui as Governor. Fukui's term was to expire on March 19. His nomination was rejected.

Mutō was born in Urawa, Saitama Prefecture and graduated from Kaisei High School in Nishi Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo. He attended the University of Tokyo, graduating from the Department of Law in 1966. In the same year, he joined the Ministry of Finance.

He served overseas at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. In 2000, he rose to Administrative Vice-Minister of Finance, and in 2003 joined the Bank of Japan as Deputy Governor.