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Press Release

June 29, 2016

Ministry of Finance

Issuance Amounts for Auctions for Enhanced-Liquidity on July-September 2016

Eligible issues will be, among coupon-bearing bonds with (i) remaining maturities of 1-5 years ,(ii) remaining maturities of 5-15.5 years and (iii) remaining maturities of 15.5-39 years, as listed on the table below.
The maximum issuance amount for each auction will be as shown below. Issues eligible for the first auction and the second auction of July and September 2016 will be those selected from (i) and (ii) below respectively.Issues eligible for the first auction and the second auction of August 2016 will be those selected from (iii) and (ii) below respectively. The plan could be changed owing to market conditions and others. 

July 2016August 2016September 2016
(i) Issues with remaining maturities of 1-5 years
【July】
   -2-years (issue numbers 354 to 364)
   -5-years (issue numbers 106 to 127)
   -10-years (issue numbers 288 to 316)
-20-years (issue numbers 36 to 51)
【September】
   -2-years (issue numbers 356 to 366)
   -5-years (issue numbers 106 to 127)
   -10-years (issue numbers 288 to 316)
-20-years (issue numbers 36 to 51)
Approximately 200 billion yen Approximately 200 billion yen
(ii) Issues with remaining maturities of 5-15.5 years
【July ・ August ・ September】
   -10-years (issue numbers 317 to 342)
   -20-years (issue numbers 52 to 133)
   -30-years (issue numbers 1 to 6)
Approximately 500 billion yen Approximately 500 billion yen Approximately 500 billion yen
(iii) Issues with remaining maturities of 15.5-39 years
【August】
   -20-years (issue numbers 134 to 156)
   -30-years (issue numbers 7 to 50)
   -40-years (issue numbers 1 to 8)
Approximately 400 billion yen

【Note】

1. Remaining maturities are calculated starting from the first day of each quarter (i.e., July 1).

2. Eligible issues for 2-year JGBs in (i)zone will be those with remaining maturities of more than one year as July 1st
    2016 for July auction and as September 1st 2016 for September auction except new issued bond.