The most active trading sessions for the USD/JPY take place in Tokyo, London and New York. Day traders look mostly to the London and New York sessions but those trading wishing to trade on the Asian markets can do so between 2400 GMT - 0900 GMT.
USD/JPY has traditionally been the most politically sensitive currency pair, with successive U.S. governments using the exchange rate as a lever in trade negotiations with Japan. For day-to-day trading, the most significant feature of USD/JPY is the heavy influence exerted by Japanese institutional investors and asset managers.
The USD/JPY has recently dipped below 101.00. Read the Daily Forex USD to Japanese Yen forecast and get access to the most up-to-date statistics, analyses and economic events regarding the USD/JPY.
Investors are rushing to buy safe havens again as renewed fears of a failed US-China trade talk round and a bleak Brexit scene, and the yen shrugged off an increase in sales tax in Japan starting this month.