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The era of a weaker yen is coming to an end and Japan’s currency may strengthen toward 115 per dollar, according to Eisuke Sakakibara, a former vice finance minister.

The yen was little changed at 119.42 per dollar as of 5 p.m. in Tokyo Friday, after surging 0.5 percent the previous day when the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged.

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