I saw this term "Samurai Bond" while I was reading about investing and bonds, but I am not sure about what this is. Can you please explain?

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    Fascinating - I'll admit this is the first time I've heard of it. That's a cool name for a financial product. Must be some exotic type of Japanese bond? Commented Apr 13, 2010 at 11:47

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A Samurai Bond is issued in Japan, in Yen, by a non-Japanese company, basically to distinguish between it from regular Japanese bonds.

The investopedia has good details on this and many other topics.

There are similarly funny names for many other bond types, issued by foreign companies; and Wikipedia has a listing. Bulldog, Maple and Yankee are three common ones.

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    There are ninja bonds too, but you never know about them until it is way to late.
    – MrChrister
    Commented Apr 13, 2010 at 17:12
  • @MrChrister: Funny! :)))
    – gyurisc
    Commented Apr 13, 2010 at 19:09

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