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Halting yen slide is Japan's problem in chaotic global economy

World puzzled about Tokyo fretting over issue of its own making

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, barely acknowledged concern over the weakening yen expressed by Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki during a G-7 meeting on April 21.

TOKYO -- There was no discussion after Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki expressed concern about "the recent, somewhat sharp depreciation of the yen" at the Group of Seven meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in the U.S. on April 20.

Little wonder.

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