TOKYO Nov 21 Unilateral intervention by Japan
in the currency market to weaken the yen would be difficult
unless it improves its relations with the United States,
opposition party policy chief Akira Amari said on Wednesday.
"Japan's relationship with the United States is at its worst
state to date, and that is restricting its currency policy,"
Amari, senior official of the main opposition Liberal Democratic
Party (LDP), told a news conference.
Earlier, LDP leader Shinzo Abe said the party would pursue
monetary easing by the central bank on a scale exceeding that
when it was last in power three years ago.
Abe, a former prime minister chosen to again head the LDP in
September, is seen as likely next premier after an election for
parliament's lower house on Dec. 16 that surveys suggest his
party will win.