Japan MoF Asakawa on what is driving the yen

Japan's 'top financial diplomat' Masatsugu Asakawa from the country's Ministry of Finance  - Global imbalances will be discussed as priority at next year's G20 meeting You may be wondering why he is the country's 'top financial diplomat'. Asakawa heads the department at the MoF that (amongst other duties) decides when the Bank of Japan will intervene in currency markets.