Overall bank lending in Japan was up 3.0 percent on year in April, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday - coming in at 553.486 trillion yen.
That's up sharply from the 2.0 percent annual increase in March.
Excluding trusts, bank lending gained 3.1 percent on year to 482.863trillion yen - up from 2.2 percent a month earlier.
Lending from trusts rose 1.7 percent to 70.622 trillion yen- up from 1.0 percent in the previous month. Lending from foreign banks surged 25.7 percent to 3.506 trillion yen.