In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 17th, the yen's exchange rate fell as the movement to buy dollars spread, conscious of the resilience of personal consumption from US economic indicators.

The yen exchange rate as of 5 pm was 109.94 yen to 95 yen per dollar, which was 59 yen weaker and the dollar stronger than on the 16th.

Against the euro, the yen depreciated by 59 yen compared to the 16th, and the euro was 1 euro = 129.42 yen to 46 yen.

Also, the euro was 1 euro = 1.1772 to 74 dollars against the dollar.

Market officials said, "American retail sales increased on the 16th, reaffirming the resilience of personal consumption, and the movement to buy dollars spread. Also, before the holidays from tomorrow. , The yen has weakened and the dollar has strengthened due to the movement of domestic importers to buy dollars for settlement. "