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Japan Inc. to issue record $34bn in bonds in April-June

Investors hungry for yields as interest rates delve deeper into negatives

SoftBank Group's 500 billion yen issuance has been one of the largest issuances of yen-denominated bonds on record.

TOKYO -- Japanese corporations are expected to issue more than 3.7 trillion yen ($34 billion) in new yen-denominated bonds in the April-June quarter, hitting a record as interest rates fall further into negative territory.

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