Bank of Japan keeps upbeat economic view, some regions see spending slow
The Bank of Japan maintained its optimistic economic view on most of the country's nine regions in a quarterly report out on Monday, signaling its confidence a tightening job market will gradually push up wages and underpin a steady economic recovery.
But some regions warned of weakness in private consumption including the Tokai central Japan region, home to auto giant Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), where a strong yen hurt corporate profits and dampened consumer sentiment.
BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda maintained his upbeat view of the economy and reiterated the central bank's resolve to... read more
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