Japan MOF Asakawa: FX volatility has risen, will watch for speculative moves

TOKYO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Japan's top currency official said on Monday that volatility had heightened in the currency market over the last week and that he would keep close watch to see if any speculative moves may be behind it.

Masatsugu Asakawa, vice finance minister for international affairs, was speaking to reporters after he held a routine meeting with officials from the Bank of Japan and the Financial Services Agency to discuss financial markets.

He added that Group of 20 finance leaders were likely to discuss cryptocurrencies when they meet in Buenos Aires in March. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chris Gallagher)