TOKYO, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond (JGBs) prices slipped on Friday after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he would not seek another term as a ruling party leader and hence the prime minister.
His decision boosted risk appetite and lifted Japanese stock prices on hopes the ruling coalition under a new prime minister will compile economic stimulus and easily win a general election later this year.
By late-afternoon trade, benchmark 10-year JGB futures price fell 0.10 point to 151.96.
In the cash bond market, the yield on the benchmark 10-year JGBs rose 0.5 basis point to 0.035%, matching a high on Aug. 11.
At the longer end, the 20-year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to 0.415%, a two-month high, while the 30-year yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.645%.
Reporting by Tokyo Markets Team; editing by Uttaresh.V
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