The yen was the lone major currency to appreciate against the dollar during Friday's trading. The yen was boosted this past week due to the sovereign debt issues in the Euro-Zone. The flight from risky assets was a positive for the yen as risk aversion took center stage. As risk sentiment tumbles, the yen benefits.
The USD/JPY was trading lower against the dollar at 89.24 after opening Friday's trading at 90.89. The EUR/JPY was also lower at 122.06 from 122.93. The currency fell 2.4% this week on European sovereign debt concerns.
Fundamentally, the fiscal concerns that shook the markets this past week should carry over into this week's trading of the yen, driving the EUR/JPY lower. Technically, the EUR/JPY sits very close to its next major support level at 120.00. We could see the pair's bearish run stall at this price level.