Japan industrial production up 1.5% on-month

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's industrial production rose 1.5 per cent on-month in September, picking up from a drop of 0.9 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Wednesday.

"Industrial production continues to show an upward movement," the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in a monthly report.

The reading was slightly lower than a 1.8 per cent rise expected by economists.