A Japanese recession has started but you might not understand that if you read some reports.
The lead image is from Coronavirus Threatens Japan Rebound as GDP Falls Most in 5 Years.
Blue text and square anecdotes are mine.
The BBC reports Japan's Economy Shrinks at Fastest Rate Since 2014
Annualised gross domestic product (GDP) fell by a much steeper than expected 6.3% in October-December. There are also concerns the coronavirus outbreak will mean the slump continues this quarter. That has raised fears that the world's third-biggest economy may fall into recession.