September 29, 2017 / 12:09 AM / 22 days ago

Japan Aug retail sales rise 1.7 percent year-on-year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 1.7 percent in August from a year earlier, compared with a median market forecast for a 2.6 percent increase, government data showed on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at shoes on sale at an outlet store in Tokyo's shopping district, Japan, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

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Reporting by Izumi Nakagawa; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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