15 Apr '11, 10pm

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Japan minister praises G-7 post-quake move on yen 8:52 AM WASHINGTON - JAPANESE Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda praised on Friday an intervention by advanced countries to force down the yen after it soared to troubling highs following the March 11 earthquake-tsunami disaster. 'We wanted by all means to avoid the situation whereby the further appreciation of our currency would further negatively impact the Japanese economy,' Mr Noda said after a closed-door meeting with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Japan travel is safe, says UN tourism body 7:08 AM MADRID - THERE is no reason to avoid travel to and from Japan as radiation levels at the country's airports and ports are 'well within safe limits', the UN World Tourism Organisation said on Friday. Emergency crews have struggled to prevent a catastrophic meltdown at the Fukushima plant in north-eastern Japan since a m...

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