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Japan does not meet U.S. forex manipulator definition - official

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Japan does not meet the U.S. definition of a currency manipulator because it has not conducted big, long-term currency interventions, a senior Japanese finance ministry official said on Friday.

The official also said G20 and G7 finance leaders did not discuss exchange-rate moves at their meetings on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank fall meetings in Washington.

Japan is among several countries that are put on the monitoring list in a U.S. Treasury report that determines whether the United States' trading partners are engaging in currency manipulation. (Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Paul Simao)