The Japanese yen tumbled to new multi-month lows against the currencies of Britain, Europe and Switzerland during Tuesday's early Asian trading. Against the dollar, the yen dropped to a 6-day low during this time period. The yen hit lows of 144.05 against the pound, 87.39 against the franc, 98.04 against the US dollar and 134.10 against the euro by about 10:15 pm ET.

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