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Japan industrial output rises 0.6% in April

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's industrial output in April rose 0.6 percent from the previous month as firms increased production in the lead-up to the country's annual Golden Week holiday, government data showed Friday.

The seasonally adjusted index of production at factories and mines stood at 102.8 against the 2015 base of 100, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a preliminary report.

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