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BOJ now holds 40% of Japanese government bonds

Swelling figure may spur Trump to step up claims of Japanese currency games

The Bank of Japan's head office in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- The Bank of Japan's holdings of Japanese government bonds has topped 40% of the outstanding balance for the first time, the central bank said Wednesday.

The BOJ has been snapping up JGBs in large quantities since it implemented drastic monetary easing measures in April 2013.

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