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Japan July retail sales fall 2.8% year-on-year, government data shows

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers wearing protective masks choose clothes at Japan's supermarket group Aeon's shopping mall as the mall reopens amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Chiba

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese retail sales dropped 2.8% in July from a year earlier, compared with a median market forecast for a 1.7% decrease, government data showed on Monday.

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(Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto; Writing by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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