A report by Reuters shows that the Bank of Japan’s holdings of government debt rose to a record during October to December of 2017
BOJ held a record of ¥449 trillion (equivalent to $4.24 trillion) in government debt at the end of December. That is up 6.9% y/y, while the BOJ also held 41.1% of all government debt – another record based on data measured by the central bank themselves.
if it hasn’t already.
Not exactly the kind of news that bond traders in Japan will welcome to start off the week.