Japan Economy

  FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2007 file photo, Japanese businessmen wait at a street crossing in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturers remain gloomy over high oil prices, the strong yen and weaker growth in Asia, according to a quarterly central bank survey released Monday, April 2, 2012 that defied expectations that business confidence was improving in the world's third-largest economy. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2007 file photo, Japanese businessmen wait at a street crossing in Tokyo. Japanese manufacturers remain gloomy over high oil prices, the strong yen and weaker growth in Asia, according to a quarterly central bank survey released Monday, April 2, 2012 that defied expectations that business confidence was improving in the world's third-largest economy. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

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