FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, a man inspects flat-panel TVs at a discount store in Tokyo. Japan said its economy contracted in July-September, foiling hopes for a rebound and signaling to many economists it may already be in recession. The government also said Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, that consumer spending fell 0.5 percent as subsidies for auto purchases expired and corporate capital spending fell 3.2 percent. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Associated Press
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, a man inspects flat-panel TVs at a discount store in Tokyo. Japan said its economy contracted in July-September, foiling hopes for a rebound and signaling to many economists it may already be in recession. The government also said Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, that consumer spending fell 0.5 percent as subsidies for auto purchases expired and corporate capital spending fell 3.2 percent. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2012 file photo, a man inspects flat-panel TVs at a discount store in Tokyo. Japan said its economy contracted in July-September, foiling hopes for a rebound and signaling to many economists it may already be in recession. The government also said Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, that consumer spending fell 0.5 percent as subsidies for auto purchases expired and corporate capital spending fell 3.2 percent. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
View Comments