According to the latest survey by the Japan Housing Finance Agency, the percentage of borrowers choosing a fixed interest rate for the entire duration of their home loan was 31.7% between November 2013 and February 2014, up 6.4 points from the previous period and up 8.6 points from the same period last year. The percentage of borrowers electing for a floating interest rate dropped 4.2 points from the previous period to 37.1%. 

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