The three-day streak notches the yen's best streak of upticks against the dollar in more than three weeks and arrives as the U.S. prepares to release economic data about industrial production and consumer sentiment. The monetary unit of the Pacific Rim nation marked gains against all but two of its top 16 major counterparts on Friday.
Japan is preparing to release data about its trade deficit from last month, which some analysts and investors told Reuters will push to an all-time high. Exports from Japan are projected to have risen a media of 12.6 percent last month as compared to the same period in 2013.
"The trade deficit may not expand further, but Japan's terms of trade are likely to continue to deteriorate, so you can't say things will start to get better," economists with Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities told Reuters on Friday.
The yen advanced about 0.2 percent against the greenback to push the weekly climb to roughly 0.3 percent.
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