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Japan’s leading credits navigate a volatile market

Japan’s top issuers occupy a unique part of Asia’s bond market landscape. They are well-regarded enough — and rated highly enough — that moments of fear in the credit markets can lead to more demand for their deals, rather than less. They face a domestic bond market defined by negative interest rates, an investor base that is ultra-sensitive to movements in the swap rate and an expectation from the government that their funding costs will remain tight.

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