The Japanese Yen saw a bearish trading session yesterday, losing ground against most of its currency crosses. The JPY fell against the USD and closed at 88.20, while the EUR/JPY cross rose to around 132.85.
The yen was under pressure for the second straight day after the Bank of Japan said this week it would further ease monetary policy in order to combat a surging yen and dropping prices. The dollar fell to a 14-year low of 84.80 on Friday. Japanese officials then had mentioned intervention as a possibility in order to weaken the yen. But this week's action plans to offer about 10 trillion yen ($115.8 billion) in short-term loans to commercial banks to boost liquidity and maintaining the key interest rate at 0.10% could help weaken the yen without resorting to selling the currency.