Good news for Shinzo Abe as consumer spending and capital investment ahead of the Tokyo Olympics fires growth of 1% in the latest quarter

The Japanese economy has recorded its longest economic expansion in more than a decade after official data showed that it grew at 1% in the last quarter.

Recording its sixth straight quarter of growth, the economy blew past market expectations with a 0.6% rise in the April-June period, according to figures from the cabinet office on Monday.

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