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JAPAN
JAPAN: Highlights from the latest round of weekly Japanese international
security flow data fell on the bond side of the ledger.
- Japanese purchases of foreign bonds surged in the most recent week, hitting
Y1.6338tn after two consecutive weeks of net sales. But that is still well short
of the Y2.3297tn worth of net purchases seen in the first full week of calendar
2020.
- Foreign investors recorded the second largest round of net weekly purchases of
Japanese bonds on record, scooping up Y1.6679bn, lodging a third consecutive
week of net purchases in the process, shifting the 4-week rolling sum of the
metric to the highest levels seen since 2018.
- Stock flows were more limited. Foreigners bought a net Y282.9bn of Japanese
equities in the latest week after 2 straight weeks of net selling (the largest
round of net buying seen since November). While Japanese investors recorded a
6th straight week of net purchases of foreign stocks, to the tune of Y263.1bn
(also the largest round of net buying seen since November).

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