Here's a round up of earlier news from Japan ICYMI

PM Abe:

  • 3 arrows of Abenomics has corrected strong yen
  • increase in tourists not just just due to fx levels

Fin Min Aso:

  • no plans to refinance older JGBs
  • Japan promised not to refinance JGBs when it got rid of the clause allowing this
  • any change to that would damage the trust in the nation

No suggestions of any easing any time soon.

Earlier the Nikkei closed up +0.77% at 17,134.37. USDJPY currently 113.57 near session highs of 113.68 .