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For Japan, forex intervention easier said than done

Being on a U.S. Treasury Department watchlist doesn't limit Japan's currency policy, Aso insists.

TOKYO -- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso may have been venting frustration with America when he overtly mentioned the option of stepping in to halt the yen's rise, but market watchers have seen through his talk to the difficulty of such a step.

"Naturally, we are prepared to intervene," Aso told the audit committee of the upper house Monday.

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