The Japanese Leading Index preliminary reading increased to 101.9 during the month of January, which compared with a previous reading of 100.6 in December that revised to 101.4, while the market's expectations estimated of 102.3.

Moreover, the Coincident Index Preliminary Reading released with an actual 106.2 in January, while the actual reading came better than the previous 102.4 in December, and the analysts' forecasts referred to 105.9.