BOJ's Takenaka says economic outlook unchanged

The Japanese government said its view of the economy remains unaltered following the publication of the Bank of Japan's Tankan survey which showed confidence among large manufacturers unexpectedly fell for a second quarter.

``The economy remains at a plateau, but our view that the overall recovery is intact hasn't changed,'' said Economy Minister Heizo Takenaka at a regular press briefing in Tokyo.

``Companies' are showing some caution in their evaluation of business conditions, but profits are

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