Sentiment rises for 4th straight month in Japan: survey

17:54, April 08, 2010      

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Japan's survey Economy Watchers, showed that sentiment among the nation's public increased by 5.3 points to 47.4 in March, according to data released by the Cabinet Office on Thursday.

The survey, in which a score of over 50 means people view conditions in a positive light, has risen for four consecutive months, cited the eco-point system and a trend for purchasing cars that are more friendly to the environment as part of the reason for the rise.

On the future, the survey, which asks people in jobs such as hairdressing and taxi driving what they think the general public feels about current conditions, also showed people are becoming more positive, with sentiment rising by 2.2 points to 47 points, while it said that while the situation in terms of employment was still severe, things were beginning to improve.

Source: Xinhua


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