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The Japanese economy has been asleep for two decades after a real estate and stock market bubble and subsequent crash. The combination cause and effect has been an overly strong Yen. In regards to currency trading, why is the Yen considered a safe haven currency? The Yen has been strong, overly strong, as a result of the deflation at home as well as the monetary policy pursued by Japan. However, this policy has made Japanese products overly expensive and hurt the export driven economy. Today things are changing in Japan as Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe is following a three pronged policy to get the Japanese economy moving again. Part of this policy is to double the money supply by next year. The Yen has fallen twenty percent since the first of the year. Trading a falling Yen is new territory for the majority of Forex traders. Trading a falling Yen can be profitable, or not, depending on how well one carries out fundamental analysis of Forex pairs as regards the Yen and other currencies. And, success in trading a falling Yen will depend on technical analysis of major Forex currencies as other nations adjust their monetary policies in order to protect their respective balances of payment.