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Spending by wage-earning households fell a real 4.7 percent in January from a year earlier to 323,863 yen, the first decrease in four months, the government said Friday.

Average monthly income in salaried workers’ households came to 434,252 yen, down 3.9 percent, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said in a preliminary report.

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