Analysts say the Bank of Japan may be forced to buy more bonds and other assets if the country's exports remain weak. Photo: EPA

Japan’s economy expands as consumers spend before sales tax rise

Increase of 5.9 per cent in first quarter beats expectations, with analysts crediting consumer spending spree ahead of increase in sales tax

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Analysts say the Bank of Japan may be forced to buy more bonds and other assets if the country's exports remain weak. Photo: EPA
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