The index of leading economic indicators in Japan, which is a gauge of the economy a few months ahead and is compiled using data such as job offers and consumer sentiment, climbed to 102.9 in April of 2022, matching the preliminary reading, and after a 100.8 a month earlier. It was the highest reading since last December, amid planning to compile a supplementary budget worth more than Y10 trillion to stimulate the economy and mitigating the impact of rising prices.