Japan's Cabinet Office released its core machinery orders data on late Sunday evening. Core machinery orders in Japan climbed 15.0% in January, after a 4.2% rise in December. It was the slowest growth since 2008.
The total number of machinery orders climbed 14.3% in January from a month earlier.
Orders from non-manufacturers were up 1.0% in January, while orders from manufacturers soared 41.2%.
On a yearly basis, core machinery orders rose 8.4% in January, beating expectations for a 3.6% decrease, after a 3.6% drop in December.