4 Chinese coast guard vessels enter Japan waters near disputed islands

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All sorts of heightened tensions between Japan and China over the last few days; air space incursions, threats to shoot down drone aircraft, and more.

And now headlines on the wires of Chinese ships entering Japanese waters.

Author: Eamonn Sheridan

Eamonn Sheridan worked with Bankers Trust Australia for 13 years as a Spot foreign exchange dealer, trading across all major currencies and all time zones. He rose to a Vice President position, running spot operations during the busy European time, leaving the bank just prior to it being sold to concentrate on running his own business in the ‘real world’! The markets, however, had him hooked – he continued to trade equities, CFDs and then on to futures, giving him broad experience across financial markets. He is now active in FX and equity index futures as well as writing for ForexLive™. Eamonn is a graduate of The University of Melbourne in Australia and lives in New South Wales.


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Eamonn Sheridan


  1. Bugger. Are these kinds of shenanigans JPY-negative or just risk-negative and thereby possibly JPY-postive? It’s giving me a headache.

  2. Hi Eamonn,
    Would an international crisis, if it ever breaks out between China and Japan, drive investors to safety and thus strengthening the yen?

  3. Hi Alan – yeah, get long paracetamol :-)
    Would think on balance positive the USD against the yen – but I’m not reading too much into it, seems to be a lot of hot air.

  4. Hi Jon – ordinarily global tensions would drive investors to USD and yen, but in the case where Japan is involved like this (and I don’t think there is much of substance to this, just a lot of hot air) then not so much into yen

  5. Thanks, Eamonn. If it is risk-negative, AUD/USD hasn’t read the memo or story yet.

  6. Right, Alan

  7. sp500 upup in asia session, sick..


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