* A few lawmakers in Japan have called for an extra budget to fund spending to combat the pandemic. But the government judged there was not enough time to pass a budget through parliament with less than a month before it closes, the Yomiuri newspaper said, citing several government and ruling coalition lawmakers.
* Investors cheered Finance Minister Taro Aso’s dismissal of any additional spending, which implies no new additional bond sale will occur anytime now.
* The 10-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to 0.075%. * The 20-year JGB yield dipped 0.5 basis point to 0.445%. * The 30-year JGB yield slipped 0.5 basis point to 0.670%. * The five-year yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.100%. * The 40-year JGB yield was flat at 0.725%.
* Benchmark 10-year JGB futures rose 0.05 point to 151.46, with a trading volume of 13,832 lots. (Reporting by Tokyo markets team, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)