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NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Kyodo) Japan will be ready to offer support worth ¥10 trillion to Asian countries if they suffer serious problems stemming from the global economic crisis, Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano said Sunday.

Yosano said about ¥6 trillion of the total would be provided from Japan’s foreign reserves using a currency swap deal. Under the framework, a crisis-hit Asian country could change the Japanese currency into dollars or other major currencies if necessary.

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