EU debt crisis curbs Japan factory output
30 July 2012 Last updated at 05:06 BST
Japan continues to feel the impact from the global economic slowdown. Industrial output fell by 0.1% in June, declining for a third consecutive month.
It is feared the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, a key market for exports, could undermine recovery of the Japanese economy.
Junko Nishioka, from RBS Securities in Tokyo told the BBC, it is disappointing because many expected a rebound in factory output.