TOKYO , Jan. 24 -- ( Kyodo ) _ The yield on the bellwether 10-year Japanese government bond briefly fell to the lowest intraday level in one and a half months of 0.635 percent on Friday morning on bond-buying prompted by Tokyo shares' large losses. The yield on the No. 332, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended morning interdealer trading at 0.640 percent, down 0.015 percentage point from Thursday's close. The price of the March futures contract for 10-year bonds was up 0.17 point to 144.52 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange .
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