• Jiji


Sentiment among so-called economy watchers in Japan, or people working in industries sensitive to economic swings, improved for the first time in three months in March, a government survey showed Friday.

The seasonally adjusted index on economy watchers’ sentiment about current economic conditions soared 10.1 points from the previous month to 47.8, reflecting the full lifting of the government’s COVID-19 pre-emergency measures March 21.

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