Japanese government brightens economic outlook, responds to critics

Japan's new accord on coordinated policy between the government and central bank has been followed by the first upgrade in the government's outlook for the economy in eight months. Even so, a key economic adviser is calling for more, urging legislative action that will force the central bank to follow through. Meanwhile, the economy minister slammed Germany's criticism of such moves, noting the artificial boost to Germany's exports provided by the euro.

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