USD/JPY - 90.53.. Dlr briefly penetrated 90.00 y'day (hitting the DNT option at 90.00-91.00), price then fell briefly to 89.75 on renewed wave of cross-yen buying in Europe, however, report of solid bids by semi-official Japanese accounts swiftly lifted the pair, price later rallied to 90.81 in NY trading but 'resting' offers by Japanese exporters and corps (for yr-end yen repatriation) checked intra-day gain. Commercial demand at morning fixing (90.50) has kept price firm but range-trading is the way to go, at least in Tokyo session (Japan is off for Equinox Day holiday on Monday) n funds are touted to have buying interest fm 90.20-00.