An increase of 300% compared to the same period last year.
The good economic news continued for Japan in 2018 despite a temporary, natural disaster-induced third-quarter downturn. Nonetheless, domestic and foreign policy developments were more challenging in the year for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Natural disasters have killed at least 103 people, injured 120 others.
Iranian rescue workers dig through rubble in a hunt for survivors after a major earthquake strikes the Iran-Iraq border.