Japan's March economy watcher sentiment rises as virus emergency ends

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Business sentiment among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends in Japan continued to rise in March, as the government ended a state of emergency for the Tokyo region and some other areas over the coronavirus pandemic, official data showed Thursday. The diffusion index of confidence in their current conditions compared with three months ago among "economy watchers," such as taxi drivers and restaurant staff, rose 7.7 points from February to 49.0, up for the second month in a row, according to the Cabinet Office. Following a 10.1 point jump in the previous months, the reading hit the hi...

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