TOKYO, April 19 - Japanese Finance Minister
Yoshihiko Noda said on Tuesday that U.S. Treasuries were still
an attractive investment for Japan despite news that ratings
agency Standard & Poor's cut the U.S. credit outlook due to
concerns about the rising federal budget deficit.
"The United States is tackling fiscal issues in
various ways, so I think U.S. Treasuries are basically an
attractive product for us," Noda told a news conference after a
He added that Japan must continue to convey its stance on
adhering to fiscal discipline.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Edmund Klamann)