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Japan finmin Aso says closely watching yen moves 'with urgency'

TOKYO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he was monitoring currency moves "with a sense of urgency" after a recent spike in the yen, while declining to comment on specific foreign exchange levels.

Aso made the comments at a regular news conference when asked about the Japanese currency's appreciation to a seven-month peak below 105 yen to the dollar, caused on Monday by worries over the Sino-U.S. trade war.

"Currency stability is important," Aso said. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)