Japan buys 10% of eurozone bailout fund's bond issue
Japan's Ministry of Finance has confirmed that it bought 10% of the latest bonds issued by the eurozone's rescue fund.
The ministry said it purchased 300m euros ($413m; £257m) of bonds issued by the European Financial Stability Fund.
Japan's purchase is the smallest amount it has bought so far from the rescue fund.
Eurozone leaders have been seeking increased investment in the fund to help the finance debt-laden economies.
Last month, they agreed to increase the size of the bailout fund to 1tn euros.
Japan has bought bonds from the EFSF on three previous occasions taking its holdings to 2.975bn euros.