Japan Economy

March 8, 2013 - 11:29 AM
Cabinet ministers and ruling coalition lawmakers laugh at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's joke during Friday's session at Lower House Budget Committee in Tokyo March 8, 2013. Japan's economy did better than first thought in the last quarter of 2012, eking out a slight expansion instead of shrinking in a boost for Abe's policies to end two decades of deflationary stagnation. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE