Japan's consumption helped by declining coronavirus infections - economy minister
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's declining trend in new coronavirus infections is helping private consumption recover, especially in regions that are not implementing quasi-emergency curbs, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Tuesday.
"The number of infections nationwide is on a declining trend, settling down," Nishimura told a news conference after a cabinet meeting.
"As (infections) are settling down nationwide, consumption is gradually returning in various areas," he said.
(Reporting by Daniel Leussink)
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