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The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry urged the Finance Ministry on Thursday to prevent a further rise in the yen, saying foreign-exchange policy is one of the few policy options Japan can take to boost its economy.

“With economy-bolstering steps in the tax and fiscal areas limited, maintaining a level foreign-exchange rate is an important step that is left,” a ministry official quoted a JCCI member as saying in a meeting with Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki.

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