The government on Tuesday upgraded its economic assessment of eight of Japan’s 11 regions, primarily because of increases in industrial production.

In a quarterly economic survey of the 11 regions, the Cabinet Office upgraded its assessment of the Tohoku, northern Kanto, southern Kanto, Tokai, Hokuriku, Kinki, Chugoku and Kyushu economies and slightly downgraded its assessment of Okinawa’s, due to a decline in housing construction.

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