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Yen rises ahead of Japan vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar slipped against the yen in late trade on Friday ahead of elections for Japan's upper house Sunday which could add momentum to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive push for monetary easing to lift growth and fight deflation. Full story

Japanese investors buy most foreign bonds since "Abenomics"

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese investors were net buyers of foreign bonds for a second straight week last week by purchasing the largest amount since September 2012, indicating they may be starting to seek higher returns overseas, after the Bank of Japan's radical easing. Full story

Big Japan banks cut JGB holdings, pile up cash in BOJ deposits

TOKYO (Reuters) - Big Japanese banks cut their holdings of government bonds to nearly a 2-1/2 year low in May and piled the extra cash in central bank deposits instead of investing in risky assets, Bank of Japan data showed on Monday. Full story

Japan must commit to boosting growth: Nishimura

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan must embrace strong measures to boost growth, helping the economy withstand an expected consumption tax increase and other efforts to reduce government red ink, a senior Japanese government official said on Friday. Full story

Bernanke: Inflation Too Low a Problem

   Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shares his plans for tapering, his thoughts on how concerned the Fed is over inflation, and whether he still supports Bank of Japan's policies.

Cashin: Japan Is Playing a 'Dangerous Game'

   Monetary policy in Japan could trump news from the Fed this week, and the kind of inflation the Bank of Japan is creating - with little or no velocity - is a "dangerous game", said Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations.

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  Global Markets: Nikkei Tumbles 1%; Europe Shares Drop

CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris and Ross Westgate report on all the market moving events from Asia and Europe, as the Bank of Japan's recent monetary policy sent Asian shares lower, and the ECB's bond-buying policy comes under legal scrutiny.

  SOHN 2013 Underway

CNBC's Kate Kelly shares highlights from the SOHN Conference. Paul Singer shared a pessimistic world view, and Kyle Bass gave an update on the Bank of Japan.

  Money In Motion: Trading the Yen's Next Move

A currency play on a higher yen against the U.S. dollar, in anticipation of a new Bank of Japan governor, with Kathy Lien, BK Asset Management.

  Oil Closes At 4-Month High

WTI Oil closes at the highs of the session on Bank of Japan's stimulus plan, a weaker dollar and stronger equities, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

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The Bank of Japan is doubling its inflation target to 2 percent, and will begin the program in 2014, with CNBC's David Faber.

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