Smoke rises from a factory in Kawasaki. Photo: REUTERS file
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Japan's July industrial output jumps record 8% led by autos, parts

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Promising news, and a big legacy of PM Abes stewardship of the economy. This will mean more jobs and growth. Lets hope PM Abes successor continues to grow output in the manufacturing sector in particular.

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When down, up is the only direction to go. But how will the 8% rise help the millions shorn of their income by the pandemic?

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When down, up is the only direction to go.

But how will the 8% rise help the millions shorn of their income by the pandemic?

If there production workers and their back to work, they have an income now.

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People are expecting an instant return to pre coronavirus times. It’s not going to happen. Enjoy what good news we have.

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Agree it is up because the country was closed and now slowly opening. It seems optimistic until you realize that there is no export market and no parts imports.

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The companies closed down having been asked by the government to do so and not due to the direct effects of sickness caused by the virus!

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