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Japan’s Nishimura to watch impact of overseas economies

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Tuesday that he would closely monitor weakness in external demand, factory output and the status of overseas economies.

Nishimura told reporters consumer sentiment was picking up but remained at a low level, adding that he would watch how factors including overseas economies could affect spending.

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)