TOKYO, Aug 6 – Japanese government bond yields rose on Thursday, tracking a similar move in yields on Treasuries, as traders braced for increased supply of bonds coming to the market.
Japanese yields also edged up after an auction of 10-year inflation-linked bonds and six-month bills in Tokyo were met with slightly weak demand.
Benchmark 10-year JGB futures fell 0.15 point to 152.25, with a trading volume of 14,575 lots.
The 10-year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to 0.015%.
The 20-year JGB yield was flat at 0.380%, while the 30-year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to 0.550%.
The five-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to minus 0.115%.
At the short end of the curve, the two-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to minus 0.130%. (Reporting by the Tokyo markets team)