Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso sit at the lower house of the parliament in Tokyo January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Japan's finance minister said late Saturday the recent sharp rise in the yen is "extremely worrying," adding Tokyo will take action when necessary.The remarks, which suggest Tokyo's possible market intervention, came after the Japanese unit surged to an 18-month high against the dollar in New York Friday.The dollar tumbled to 106.31 yen in New York Friday, its lowest level since October 2014, from 108.11 yen.The greenback had bought 111.78 yen in Tokyo before the BoJ announcement Thursday.
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