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Japan growth rebounds after quake

Japan's economy has grown for the first time since the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, according to government data.

It grew by 1.5% between July and September after shrinking for the three previous quarters, as both exports and consumption rebounded.

However the positive news could be shortlived because of global growth fears and the flooding in Thailand, as the BBC's Roland Buerk in Tokyo explains.

  • 14 Nov 2011