TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday that the foreign exchange market has recently shown "extremely nervous moves" and that he was closely watching currency movements.

Aso, speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, made the remark when asked about the yen's rise since last week.

He declined to comment on currency levels.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)