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Japan logs 4.0% GDP growth for April-June quarter

Increased domestic demand helps beat expectations, boost figures

TOKYO -- Japan's real gross domestic product for the April-June quarter increased 1.0% from the previous quarter in seasonally adjusted terms, according to preliminary numbers released by the Cabinet Office on Monday. The figure translates into annualized growth of 4.0%. 

Japan's GDP increased for the sixth straight quarter. The latest figure beats economists' expectations of 2.4%, as compiled by QUICK.

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