Usd/jpy - 99.26 ... The greenback maintained a firm undertone today due to buying fm Japanese importers as many Japanese firms settle their accounts on the 5th n 10th of each month. Bids are reported at 99.00/05, 98.60/70 n more at 98.10/20. On the upside, defensive offers are noted ahead of 99.50 n 100.00 option barriers (some will expire tonight) with stops seen abv these levels.