Japan's tankan large manufacturing index improved, but it still in negative in first quarter at -14 compared with previous reading at -24 in last quarter of last year, and the current reading came meeting with analyst's forecast.

Japan's tankan non-manufacturing index also improved in first quarter of this year to -14, but it still in negative reading, compared with prior quarter of last year that was -22, while forecasts referred by -18.

Japan's tankan large all industry in the first quarter declined to -0.4% and this reading is better than previous reading that was -13.8%, and current reading is came inline with analyst's expectations.