The US dollar fell against most other currencies in 2012, with only the Indian rupee, the Brazilian real and the Japanese yen falling in value against the US dollar.
The cause of Japan's deflation isn't monetary, it's demographic. Inflationary policy won't work in the long term.
How 14 of the world's largest currencies fared against the dollar in 2011.
Stock market futures in US edge up as tensions ease over Kim Jong Il's passing. Asia markets close lower, but stock market in Germany, Britain, and France recover.
A Japanese defense report released today reiterates the country's claims to a small chain of islands that South Korea also claims as its own.