Ministry of Finance (MoF) sold the Japanese-currency-denominated bonds with 3 to 20-year maturities that have a range of coupons of 0.54% to 1.79% per annum. Joint lead arrangers for the transaction were Daiwa Securities, Mizuho Securities, Nomura Securities and SMBC Nikko Securities, it added.
Previously, the MoF has issued Samurai Bonds of ¥100 billion in 2018, equal to the issuance of previous year. The notes consists of four series RlJPY0521 mature 2021, RlJPY0523 mature 2023; RlJPY0525 mature 2025, and RlJPY0528 mature2028, with a value of respectively ¥49 billion, ¥39 billion, ¥3.5 billion, and ¥8.5 billion. Each series has a coupon rate of 0.67%, 0.92%, 1.07%, and 1.27%.