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Japan FM Suzuki: Will take action against speculations on Yen if needed

Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki reiterated that the government is “strongly concerned” about one-sided, rapid yen moves.

“We took appropriate action against excessive volatility driven by speculators. The intervention has had a certain effect,” he said, referring to last week’s intervention to support Yen. “There is no change in our stance that we will take (further) action if needed.”

“Governor Kuroda expressed Thursday in his remarks his strong concerns about the rapid depreciation of the yen. We have a shared view on this with the BOJ,” Suzuki added.

Former top currency diplomat Naoyuki Shinohara, however, said, “it’s unlikely Japan will continue intervening to defend a certain line, such as 145 yen to the dollar… It’s impossible to reverse the market’s broad trend with intervention alone.” Shinohara oversaw Japan’s currency policy during the global financial crisis in 2008.

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