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Japan's GDP grew 1.2% in December: JCER

Consumer and capital spending help pull out of skid

Shipping containers at a Tokyo harbor. A rise in external demand helped lift Japan's gross domestic product for December.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's real gross domestic product climbed 1.2% on the month in December, returning to growth for the first time in two months, estimates by the Japan Center for Economic Research showed on Tuesday.

Increases in personal consumption and capital spending contributed to the boost, as did demand from overseas.

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