Japan economy minister Amari in a statement following the GDP data:

  • No change to government’s view on economy after GDP data
  • Japan’s economy likely to continue moderate recovery as effect of tax hike begins to wane
  • Want to closely watch developments, including overseas economies
  • Ready to take flexible policy response to pull economy on steady growth path at early date

Headlines via Reuters


  • Important to look at average of Q1 and Q2 GDP
  • Doing so shows GDP level higher than in Q4 2014

Japan’s economy minister Amari