January 14, 2020 / 2:07 AM / 14 days ago

Japan's Nishimura to watch impact of overseas economies

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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

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