The JPY strengthened against the U.S. dollar as investors expressed their concerns about the U.S. economy by selling the U.S. dollar and buying the Japanese yen. The yen traded higher against most its counterparts, aided by lower likelihood of currency intervention from Japan's policymakers. It strengthened against the British pound, the euro the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar.

Looking ahead to today traders should pay attention to the support line at 88.00. A below this level might take the USD/JPY pair even lower. Some analysts estimate that that the yen could even reach as low as 85 in the following months.