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The yen's value may slide further, testing the tolerance of price-sensitive consumers — and Japanese policymakers.

The biggest driver would be the divergence between the U.S. Federal Reserve, which has apparently entered a rate hike cycle, and a dovish Bank of Japan with continued commitment to keeping powerful monetary easing for an extended period.

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