Shiokawa says he, Fukui aren't worried about bonds

Speaking in Tokyo Wednesday after a meeting with Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui, Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said he agreed with Fukui that there is not much concern that long-term rates have risen a little bit.

Source: Bloomberg

Japanese Finance Minister Masajuro Shiokawa said he and central bank Governor Toshihiko Fukui aren't concerned about the recent rise in 10-year government bond yields, which have more than doubled since June 11.

``Given that the economy is in relatively