Japan Investors Begin to Stock Up on Foreign Bonds

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Japanese investors turned net buyers of foreign bonds in the last two weeks in keeping with widespread expectations that Tokyo's push to reflate its economy would result in a massive flight of money out of the country in search of higher returns.

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They bought 309.9 billion yen ($3.1 billion) in foreign bonds in the week through May 4 after purchasing 204.4 billion yen in the prior week, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Japanese investors repatriated a total of 9.33 trillion yen in January-April.