The Japanese economy released the data for January's total of merchandise trade balance, where it narrowed to -1457.01 billion yens, compared with the revised reading of -205.6 billion yens, which was initially -205.1 billion yens, also it missed expectations of -1415.2 billion yen.

On the other hand, the data for January's adjusted merchandise trade balance was also released, where it shrank to -612.8 billion yens, compared with the revised reading of -568.7 billion yens, which was initially -567.6 billion yens, yet it exceeded expectations of -796.5 billion yens.