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Shinzo Abe's economic report card

It is five months since Japan's Shinzo Abe came to power. Economic figures out on Thursday are his first report card, and on the surface things are looking good.

Japan has just released its latest growth figures, and the data shows the economy beat forecasts to expand at 0.9% in the three months to March.

The result indicates the world's third largest economy is in recovery mode, after only just pulling itself out of a recession last year. On Wednesday, the government also approved an annual budget of about $900bn. That's all part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's moves to stimulate the economy and end 20 years of deflation.

It's mostly all good news, but as Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo, there are still some red flags to watch out for.