TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara said on Tuesday that a fall in the British pound and declines in stocks reflected uncertainty about Britain's departure from the European Union and about the global economy.

"These moves show there is a lot of focus on uncertainty for the global economy. This is a situation we would also like to monitor," Ishihara told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Chris Gallagher)