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Shinzo Abe's economic report card

16 May 2013 Last updated at 02:57 BST

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.