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JGB yields fall in line with U.S. Treasuries

TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Yields on Japanese government bonds fell on Friday, tracking an overnight fall in their U.S. counterparts, while investors awaited policy meetings of the Bank of Japan and the U.S. Federal Reserve next week.

Benchmark 10-year JGB futures added 0.08 point to 152.02, with a trading volume of 12,807 lots, after hitting a one-month high of 152.06.

In the cash bond market, the 10-year JGB yield fell half a basis point to 0.020%.

In the super-long zone, the 20-year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to 0.400%, while the 30-year JGB yield dropped 1.5 basis points to 0.580%. Both yields hit levels unseen since Aug. 25.

The 40-year JGB yield fell 2 basis points to a near one-month low of 0.620%.

At the shorter end of the curve, the two-year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to minus 0.145%, a level unseen since July 31.

The five-year yield fell 1 basis point to a one-month low of minus 0.105%.

The Bank of Japan maintained the size of its JGB purchase on Wednesday and bought one-to-three-year and five-to-ten-year maturities worth 420 billion yen ($3.96 billion) each, and 350 billion yen of three-to-five-year JGBs. ($1 = 106.1600 yen) (Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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