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Mar 11, 2013
Forex: USD/JPY above 96 on Tsunami's 2nd anniversary day
USD/JPY is currently at fresh session highs 96.24, +0.24% higher from previous weekly close, and a +1.40% from previous Asia-Pacific open, following much better than expected US NFP figure, the best in last 12 months. The pair printed fresh 3.5-year highs at 96.60 at the moment data was out, highest since Aug 2009, while Nikkei closed Friday in Tokyo up +2.64% shy of the 11300 points mark, highest since Sept 2008.