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Japan August retail sales fall 1.9% year/year - govt

TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales dropped 1.9% in August from a year earlier, down for a sixth straight month as consumer sentiment remained fragile due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The data, released by the government on Wednesday, compared with a median market forecast for a 3.5% decrease.

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here (Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto; Writing by Daniel Leussink)

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