According to reports in the Japanese media, the government is expected to lift the state of emergency in 39 prefectures, except in Tokyo.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Thursday that “the state of emergency will remain in eight prefectures, including Osaka and Tokyo”, adding that they “will not wait until the end of the month to lift restrictions on remaining prefectures “.
USD / JPY without direction in Asia
USD / JPY is struggling to defend the deals on the 107 handle, as a turnaround in market sentiment, following mixed Chinese data and fears about the second wave of the virus, weighs heavily. The spot is currently trading at 107.20, slightly flat during the day.