BOJ to maintain monetary easing under new govt.

The governor of the Bank of Japan says the BOJ will maintain its aggressive easing policy under the new government that will be launched in the coming days.

Kuroda Haruhiko spoke at an online forum organized by the European Central Bank on Wednesday.

Kuroda touched on the leadership election of the main governing Liberal Democratic Party that took place on Wednesday.

Former foreign minister Kishida Fumio won the race and will now almost certainly become the next prime minister.

Kuroda touted the "positive synergy" between the BOJ's easing policies and the government's fiscal spending.

He also said the BOJ would maintain its monetary policy to achieve its 2-percent price stability target.

Kuroda added it was unlikely the BOJ would change course, "whatever kind of fiscal or regulatory policy the new government may pursue."