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What the Falling Yen Means for Japan’s Trade Partners

Akidai Supermarket As Inflation Stays Above BOJ's Target Level
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The yen’s slide this year to two-decade lows may in the past have led to talk of a currency war, with the US and South Korea worried about the impact on their exports. But the biggest concern for global central bankers now is inflation, meaning Japan’s trading partners don’t view the weak yen as a major menace -- for the time being. 

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