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TOKYO, March 11 Japan's foreign reserves rose to
$1.14 trillion at the end of April, the Ministry of Finance said
Japan used a total of 692.5 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in
foreign exchange intervention in March, when Group of Seven (G7)
countries joined it in their first joint intervention in more
than a decade after the yen shot to a record 76.25 yen to
the dollar in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese authorities did not conduct any intervention
between March 30 and April 26, the ministry said earlier.
Tokyo had last intervened in the currency market on its own
on Sept. 15, 2010, when it used 2.13 trillion yen, a record
amount for a single day.
JAPAN OFFICIAL RESERVE ASSETS (in billion dollars)
END-APRIL END-MARCH END-FEB YEAR AGO
TOTAL 1,135.549 1,116.025 1,091.485 1,046.873
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($1 = 80.835 Japanese Yen)
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Joseph Radford)