Usd/jpy - 98.22 ... The greenback rebounded briefly fm y'day's low of 97.72 to 98.51 on fixing demand together with short-covering in jpy crosses. Eur/jpy maintained a firm undertone after early rise to 123.77 in Asian morning on rumors that a major U.S. inv. bank bought actively . Bids by good Japanese names are noted at 98.00, 97.55/60 with some stops seen below 97.50 n more buying interest is noted at 97.00/10. On the upside, some offers are reported at 98.70 n 98.85/90.