Japan's GDP index (QoQ) rose to 1.2% during the first quarter, compared with the previous reading 0.9% in the fourth last year, which was revised to 1%, while the analyst's forecasts referred to 1.4%.

Japan's annualized GDP index inclined to 4.9%, compared with previous reading 3.8% a year earlier, which was revised to 4.2%, while the analysts' expectations referred to 5.5%.