TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Japan's factory output rose 1.3% in December, government data showed on Friday, compared with the median market forecast for a 0.7% gain.
Manufacturers surveyed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry expect output to grow 3.5% in January and rise 4.1% in February, the data showed.
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(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)