The Finance Ministry on Tuesday upgraded its overall assessment of the nation's regional economies for the first time in nearly three years, saying they are showing signs of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic including a pickup in consumption.
The upward revision to the quarterly assessment covering the nation's 11 regions, the first since October 2017, came despite uncertainty over the outlook amid the recent resurgence of the virus that has prompted Tokyo and some other prefectures to reimpose restrictions on some businesses.
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