Japan’s consumer confidence rose slightly in September, survey data from Cabinet Office showed Tuesday.
The consumer sentiment index improved to 43.4 from a one-year low score of 43.3 seen in August.
Among sub-components, the weakness in assessment of overall livelihood was offset by the growth in income and willingness to buy durables.
The indicator for overall livelihood dropped to 41.5 from 41.7 a month ago. Meanwhile, the income growth index rose to 41.9 from 41.8 and willingness to buy durable goods rose to 42.4 from 42.0.
At the same time, the index measuring employment held steady at 47.7 in September. The survey was conducted on September 15.