Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said the Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda Haruhiko will leave his post when his current term expires in April. Kishida added that a successor will be proposed to the Diet next month.
Kishida made the remarks in a TV program on Sunday.
Kuroda took office in March 2013, and is the BOJ's longest-serving chief. His second term is due to end on April 8.
Asked if an appointment proposal will be presented to the Diet in February, Kishida said that would be the case, because of the parliament's schedule and other reasons.