TABLE-Foreign investors sold Japan bonds last week

TOKYO, June 30 Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:24pm EDT

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TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - Foreign investors sold a net 978.7 billion yen ($12.1 billion) of Japanese bonds last week, capital flows data from Japan's Ministry of Finance showed on Thursday.

Details of net investments were as follows (in billion yen).

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN JAPAN: (net)

stocks bonds bills Jun 19-Jun 25 -31.8 -978.7 -46.8 Jun 12-Jun 18 -190.4r +96.2r +1,437.8

JAPANESE INVESTMENT ABROAD: (a minus sign indicates net selling and inflows of funds into Japan)

stocks bonds bills Jun 19-Jun 25 +49.3 +304.0 -13.8 Jun 12-Jun 18 +129.9r +106.2r +35.1

Note:

- "r" notes revised figure

- As of January 2005, the ministry changed its calculation methods for weekly capital flows to match its Balance of Payments figures and previous data are not directly comparable.

- Bonds include beneficiary certificates.

- Figures are based on contracts and are rounded.

The MOF's capital flows data can be found in English at: here

The MOF's portfolio flows data can be found in English at: here

($1 = 80.755 Japanese Yen) (Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team)

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