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Japan Currency Chief to Join Abe in U.S. Visit Amid Yen Friction

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be accompanied by his top currency official when he visits the U.S. to meet with President Barack Obama, as Japan tries to limit international friction over a weakening yen.

Vice Finance Minister Takehiko Nakao is part of a delegation arriving in Washington tomorrow, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be named because of government policy. Usually, a more junior official, the director-general of the international bureau, would accompany Abe on such a trip, two officials said.