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Cover picture for the articleGet your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. The Bank of Japan (BoJ), the nation’s central bank, has called central bank digital currency (CBDC) issuance one of its “top priority issues.” Takeshi Kimura, the BoJ’s department director-general of Payment and Settlement Systems (the part of the BoJ charged with CBDC-related matters), told the Asahi Shimbun, “We will move forward with discussions while pushing up the level of consideration beyond the preparatory stage.” Like most central banks, the BoJ is still yet to commit definitively to launching a CBDC.