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Japanese Economy Picks Up

The Japanese economy grew at the fastest pace in a year, writes Jonathan Soble in the New York Times

Japan's climb out of recession accelerated in the first quarter of the year, the government said Wednesday, as the economy grew at a faster pace than forecasters had expected. The country's statistics agency said the economy expanded at an annualized rate of 2.4 percent in the three months through March. it was the second consecutive quarter of growth after a surprise downturn in the middle of next year. Read the story

Published in: Dispatches

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