Prominent LDP politician on the wires

But chief cabinet sec Suga says he does’t know if Abe will hold a press conference today

Make of that what you will. Bbg reporting both

Eamonn earlier posted on an Abe presser due around 09.00 GMT

Suga also earlier declined to comment on talk of a sovereign downgrade for Japan

USDJPY steady around 116.62

Abe - Will he, won't he ?

Abe – Will he, won’t he ?