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USD/JPY closed higher on Thursday and the mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bullish signalling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If it renews this month's rally, the January-February downtrend line crossing is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing would signal that a short-term high has been posted.