TOKYO, April 17 Japanese Finance Minister Taro
Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will hold a
bilateral meeting on Thursday on the sidelines of the Group of
20 finance leaders' gathering in Washington D.C., Japan's
Ministry of Finance said on Monday.
Aso will also meet with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
on Friday, the MOF said.
The meeting between and Aso and Mnuchin comes in the wake of
U.S. President Donald Trump's recent remarks that the dollar was
"getting too strong" and would eventually hurt the U.S. economy.
Japan, whose export-reliant economy benefits from a weak
yen, wants to keep any currency talks within the realms of the
finance ministers, instead of at the U.S.-Japan economic
dialogue on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chris Gallagher)