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Japan consumer mood improves in September

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Japanese consumer confidence rose

in September, posting the first gain in four months, a

government survey showed on Thursday, in a sign positive effects

from the government's reflationary policies are being sustained.

The Cabinet Office, which compiles the report, said the

survey's sentiment index for general households, which includes

views on incomes and jobs, was 45.4 in September, up from 43.0

in the previous month.

A reading below 50 suggests consumer pessimism.

The Cabinet Office raised its assessment on consumer

sentiment, saying it is in an improving trend. Previously it

said improvement was stalling.(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro)