FXStreet (Mumbai) - The relentless sell-off in the USD/JPY pair continues ahead of the data in the US which could show cost of living last month declined 0.1%. USD/JPY hit low of 118.06 The pair hit a low of 118.06 before a brief recovery pushed the spot back to 118.15 levels. Moreover, the bid tone on the JPY remained intact despite the major European equities rallying more than 1%. The pair witnessed a bearish break on the technical charts after the US advance retail sales release on Wednesday. The focus now shifts to the US inflation number. The impact on the USD/JPY pair could be amplified or tempered according to the reaction in the equity markets post the inflation release. USD/JPY Technical Levels The immediate support is seen at 118.00 levels, under which the spot could find support directly at the psychological level of 117.00. A break below the same would expose 116.08 (Aug 24 high). On the other side, a resistance is seen at 118.59 (Sep 4 low) followed by a major hurdle at 119.52 (triangle resistance). For more information, read our latest forex news.