UPDATE 2-Taiwan unveils US$29 bln stimulus amid uncertainty over U.S., China
* Stimulus to boost domestic demand amid heavy reliance on exports
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* Stimulus to boost domestic demand amid heavy reliance on exports
TOKYO, March 23 Japanese government bonds were supported on Thursday by the firmness in U.S. bonds and waning expectations that the Bank of Japan could raise its bond yield target later this year.