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Sales at department stores in Tokyo rose 2.1 percent in August to 139.91 billion yen for the third consecutive year-on-year increase, the Japan Department Stores Association said Friday.

The increase, adjusted for changes in the number of shops, was larger than the previous month’s gain of 0.3 percent and reflected more business days, store renovations, and lower temperatures in late August, which stimulated demand for fall wear, the industry group said.

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