Despite the dollar's appreciation yesterday against most major currencies, the Yen showed significant strength as the USD/JPY dropped 0.7% and is now trading at 89.5656. In earlier trading, the pair failed to break the significant 89.00 support line.
Japanese officials worry that a strong Yen may have an adverse affect on the Japanese economy. Yesterday, comments were made from deputy Prime Minister Kan, noting he supports a weak yen. A weakening yen could be a blessing to Japan. A falling yen would make Japanese exports cheaper on the world markets, thereby boosting the economic recovery of the island nation and avoiding a second recession.