TOKYO , Jan. 6 -- ( Kyodo ) _ The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond went down Monday morning, as Tokyo stocks' sharp fall boosted demand for the perceived safety of state debt. The yield on the No. 332, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended morning interdealer trading at 0.730 percent, down 0.010 percentage point from the Dec. 30 closing. The price of the March futures contract for 10-year bonds was up 0.17 point at 143.49 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange .
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