Business sentiment among large Japanese manufacturers improved in June from three months earlier, the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey showed Wednesday.
The key index measuring big manufacturers' business confidence stood at plus 15 in June, up from plus 12 in the previous March poll.
The index for large nonmanufacturers' sentiment improved to plus 23 from the previous plus 19.
The diffusion indexes represent the percentage of companies reporting favorable business conditions minus the percentage reporting unfavorable environments.
Big firms in all industries plan to raise capital spending by an average 9.3 percent in this fiscal year through next March.
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