TOKYO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were steady to slightly higher on Friday, with the benchmark 10-year futures recovering from a 2-1/2-week low hit in the previous session, supported by firmer Treasuries and month-end demand.
Ten-year JGB futures climbed 0.08 point to 150.39, pulling away from 150.29, their lowest since August 15 touched on Thursday.
The benchmark 10-year cash JGB yield stood flat at 0.105 percent, while the 20-year yield slipped one basis point to 0.615 percent.
The 30-year JGB yield stood flat at 0.845 percent while the 40-year yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.985 percent.
U.S. Treasury yields hit session lows on Thursday in a flight-to-quality sparked by a report that President Donald Trump planned to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods next week, and after Argentina’s central bank raised interest rates to 60 percent.
Some insurers and pension funds were seen buying long-dated bonds to extend their bond maturity at the end of the month. (Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; Editing by Vyas Mohan)