TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Japan has no immediate plan to
issue central bank digital currency (CBDC), Bank of Japan
Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday as financial leaders
from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies shared a common
view on digital payments.
"The BOJ has no immediate plan to issue CBDC," Kuroda told
reporters after attending a G7 teleconference together with
Finance Minister Taro Aso.
The issues of digital payments and updates on the
coronavirus response dominated Tuesday's teleconference held by
G7 finance ministers and central bank chiefs, Aso said.
The G7 financial leaders said on Tuesday that they oppose
the launch of so-called stablecoins until they are properly
regulated, a G7 statement showed.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto;
Editing by Alexander Smith)