The safe-haven yen was on the back foot on Friday, as risk assets staged a broad recovery and investors awaited the outcome of a Bank of Japan meeting.
The dollar added 0.2 percent against the yen to buy 119.06 yen, while the euro tacked on 0.2 percent to 146.21 yen.
The BOJ is widely expected to maintain its massive monetary stimulus at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting later on Friday and may offer a brighter view of the economy.
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