The yield on the bellwether 10-year Japanese government bond ended Wednesday morning slightly higher on selling to lock in profits amid a sense of caution over higher prices.
The yield on the No. 334, 0.6 percent issue, the main yardstick of long-term interest rates, ended morning interdealer trading at 0.500 percent, up 0.005 percentage point from Tuesday's close.
The price of the September futures contract for 10-year bonds was up 0.01 point at 146.20 on the Osaka Exchange.
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