Strength of the yen
At any single moment in time, the yen is only what it is. You can use ¥83 of them to buy one US dollar; you can use ¥100 of them to buy a cheeseburger at McDonald’s. It makes no sense to look at that unit floating in space and say “it’s strong” or “it’s weak.” The strength of a currency can only be defined in relative terms—has it grown stronger vs....
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