TOKYO , Feb. 6 -- ( Kyodo ) _ The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond ended higher Thursday on selling sparked by weak demand during the day's 30-year bond auction, as well as overnight falls in U.S. Treasury bond prices. The yield on the No. 332, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at 0.605 percent, up 0.010 percentage point from Wednesday's close. The price of the March futures contract for 10-year bonds declined 0.08 point to 144.80 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange .
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