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The Bank of Japan on Monday lifted its economic assessment of three of the country’s nine regions, citing a pickup in consumer spending.

“The effects of the decline in stock prices after early 2016 and of the irregular weather seen that summer has waned,” the central bank said in its quarterly Sakura Report.

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