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Japan April industrial output rises 0.6% month/month

TOKYO, May 31 (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose 0.6% in April from the previous month, government data showed on Friday.

That compared with a 0.2% increase seen in a Reuters poll of economists, and followed a 0.6% decline in the previous month.

Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to rise 5.6% in May but decline 4.2% in June, the data showed.

For the poll story For the full tables on METI's website: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/statistics/tyo/iip/index.html (Reporting by Stanley White Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)