Japan's key bond yield rises on sell-off of U.S. debt

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The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond ended higher in negative territory Monday as investors sold the debt, tracking falls in U.S. government bonds before the weekend.

The yield on the No. 355, 0.1 percent issue, the main barometer of long-term interest rates, ended interdealer trading at minus 0.235 percent, up 0.005 percentage point from Friday's close.

The price of the September futures contract for 10-year bonds ended flat at 154.85 on the Osaka Exchange.