Japan says it's ready to respond to market volatility during long holiday
TOKYO, April 19 (Reuters) - Vice Finance Minister Masatsugu
Asakawa said on Friday that the Japanese authorities stood ready
to respond to any excessive market volatility during the
upcoming long Japanese holiday.
The authorities will remain vigilant toward rapid market
swings and take steps as necessary, Asakawa, the vice finance
minister for international affairs, told reporters after a
meeting with his counterparts at the Bank of Japan and Financial
Japan is set for an unusually long 10-day holiday - from
April 27 through May 6 - combining its annual Golden Week with
extra days to celebrate the enthronement of a new emperor.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)
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