NEW YORK Feb 6 The dollar fell to a session low
against the yen in volatile trade on Wednesday after Tuesday's
announcement that current Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki
Shirakawa will step down three weeks earlier than planned.
The announcement sparked yen weakness and a peak in the
dollar against the yen at 94.06 overnight, the highest since
But the dollar momentum failed to maintain through to the
New York session prompting some investors to sell, analysts
The dollar was down 0.2 percent on the day at 93.41 yen
against the yen, with the session low at 93.31 yen.
Some US$2.46 billion in yen changed hands in the global
session on Wednesday, using Reuters Dealing.