NARITA, Chiba Pref. (Kyodo) Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii reiterated Friday he will not discuss the yen’s appreciation against the U.S. dollar at a weekend meeting of finance chiefs from the Group of Seven industrialized countries in Turkey.

“I will not touch” the issue, Fujii told reporters at Narita airport shortly before leaving for the half-day G-7 meeting Saturday in Istanbul.

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