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Japan business mood dims for a 2nd quarter as costs rise: BOJ Tankan

China lockdown, inflation hit exporters; services helped by post-COVID reopening

The depreciating yen is weighing on Japan's manufacturers' performance as raw materials and intermediate goods from abroad become more expensive.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Business sentiment among Japan's large manufacturers cooled for the second straight quarter amid economic headwinds, including the war in Ukraine, the extended lockdown in China, and global supply shortages and inflation, the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey showed Friday.

The headline diffusion index (DI) of sentiment among large manufacturers came to plus 9 for June, compared with plus 14 in March.

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