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Early Wednesday, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike crossed wires, via Reuters, while warning over Japan’s further easing of lockdown restrictions.

The policymaker warns that the new coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers are large today while also adding that workplace clusters are a problem.

The comments rolled out as Japanese diplomats debate over how to step further away from the virus-led lockdown.

Following the news, USD/JPY slips from 106.58 to 106.50 while Japan’s Nikkei also declined to 22,500, down 0.22% on a day, amid fears of the pandemic wave 2.0.