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Japan's 10-year bond yield tracks Treasury yields lower amid stock sell-offs

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TOKYO, June 21 (Reuters) - The yield on 10-year Japanese government bonds (JGBs) tracked declines on U.S. Treasury yields on Monday, while sharp sell-offs in Japanese equities boosted safe-haven demand for fixed income.

The 10-year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to 0.040%, while the 20-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis points to 0.425%.

The 30-year JGB yield was unchanged at 0.670%, while the 40-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis points to 0.740%.

The two-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis points to minus 0.120%. The five-year yield was flat at minus 0.105%.

Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.18 points to 151.8, with a trading volume of 21,712 lots.

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell to its lowest since March during Asian trading hours. (Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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