Japan finance minister Suzuki:

  • no comment on daily forex moves
  • important for currencies to move in a stable manner reflecting fundamentals
  • excessive FX moves undesirable
  • looking at background of yen weakening to 152, 153 to dollar and not necessarily at the levels themselves
  • in constant communication with Vice Finance Minister Kanda on forex
  • won't rule out any steps to respond to excessive FX moves

If anyone in the comments would like to help Suzuki out here. He wants 'background' on the USD/JPY to 152/153. Anyone like to explain interest rate differentials, and monetary policy divergence, to him?

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