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Trump salvo threatens Japan's currency strategy

Tokyo policymakers annoyed by verbal intervention on exchange rates

TOKYO -- Many at Japan's Ministry of Finance have been left perplexed by U.S. President Donald Trump's recent verbal intervention in the currency market.

"It's annoying," said a senior ministry official in change of currency affairs on April 13, just after Trump touched off a slide in the dollar by complaining that the greenback was too strong.

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