[TOKYO] Japanese consumer confidence in March improved for a fourth straight month, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Friday.
The survey's sentiment index for general households, which includes views on incomes and jobs, was at 41.7 in March, up from a revised 40.9 in February.
The Cabinet Office upgraded its view on consumer confidence, saying it is picking up.
The survey began in 1982. "General households" are those with two or more people.