Koizumi, Schroeder may talk on dollar policy

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi may discuss U.S. currency policy with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder when the two meet on Dec. 8 during Schroeder's three-day visit to Tokyo, according to a spokesman for the Japanese foreign ministry.

It is possible Koizumi will tell the German chancellor that U.S. President George W. Bush last month firmly expressed his desire to see a strong dollar, said Hatsuhisa Takashima, the Japanese foreign ministry's spokesman according to Bloomberg News.

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