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Japan December retail sales fall 2.6% year-on-year

FILE PHOTO: A shopper browses products at Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings' store in Tokyo, Japan, June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales fell 2.6% in December from a year earlier, compared with a median market forecast for a 1.8% decline, government data showed on Friday.

Reporting by Yoshifumi Takemoto

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