Mikari Kashima, head of the financial infrastructure studies division at the Bank of Japan (BOJ), poses for a photograph at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. (Photographer: Shiho Fukada/Bloomberg)

A Woman Is Speaking for the Bank of Japan for the First Time

(Bloomberg) -- The Bank of Japan announced the appointment of its first female head of media relations, in one sign that long-closed doors are beginning to open for women at the central bank.