The bank's struggles suggest government measures have not stemmed market uncertainty.
Ahead of the G-20 summit on the financial crisis, many are eyeing Japan's huge foreign reserves. But Tokyo is reluctant to use them on struggling nations.
He’s moving fast to build his governing team, but wants to avoid endorsing the policies of President Bush, whom he visits Monday.
His top priorities are stimulus proposals, the 'G-20' summit, and picking a Treasury chief.
Early reluctance is giving way as hundreds prepare to apply before the deadline.
A sharp drop in demand is driving the industry to pursue a bailout.