While markets cheered Wednesday's first-quarter GDP print, it is important to note that Japan saw negative growth for the last four quarters on a year-on-year basis, says Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on government reaction to issues with Gross Domestic Product data.
Politicians need to act decisively to revive the economy, says Dan Alpert of Westwood Capital.
Lawrence Summers, Harvard University, shares his concerns about economic stagnation in the U.S.
Takuji Okubo, principal and chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors, explains why he's not worried about Japan's economic outlook over the next two years.
Kevin Doran, senior fund manager at Brown Shipley, says that despite good first-quarter growth, Japan still suffers from a "massive" debt to GDP ratio.
Following the spring wage negotiations, nominal wage growth in Japan will likely exceed inflation rate for the rest of 2015, says Masakazu Takeda, portfolio manager at Hennessy Japan Fund.
Luca Silipo, chief economist of Asia Pacific at Natixis, attributes Japan's faster-than-expected growth in the first quarter to the support from lower oil prices, instead of improvements in the economy.
Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, discusses the 0.4 percent rise in private consumption as shown in Japan's first-quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday.
Ed Rogers, CEO OF Rogers Investment Advisors, says Japan is seeing a "slow, steady return" to positive growth.
Dallas Mavericks Owner, Mark Cuban, weighs in on the Deflategate scandal, the National Basketball Association, and legalization of sports betting.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, discusses GDP data, the economy, and his business strategy.
Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch, addresses talk of GDP data being affected by wrong government data and remains cautious on Q2.
The way GDP is reported is being questioned. Details, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Deyi Tan, ASEAN economist at Morgan Stanley, does not expect a V-shaped recovery for Thailand due to factors such as falling exports and a lack of aggressive fiscal policy.
Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, and Art Hogan, Wunderlich Securities, discuss a recession outlook and what investors should be focusing on as markets approach record territory.
Barnabas Gan, analyst at OCBC, says government spending and improved tourist arrivals in Thailand have failed to offset slower growth in private consumption and exports.
Kobsidthi Silpachai, head of Capital Markets Research at Kasikornbank, outlines the weaknesses in Thailand's domestic economy.
From consumer to manufacturing data, CNBC's Patti Domm discusses what data to watch for in the upcoming week.
Malaysia's economy grew at a slightly faster than expected 5.6 percent in the first quarter, as investment in the private sector picked up pace.