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Honda Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. led a drop in domestic regular vehicle sales in August, the 26th straight monthly decline, as a less stable labor market continued to discourage people from buying new cars.

Sales of cars, trucks and buses excluding minicars fell 1.9 percent to 227,737 vehicles in August compared with a year earlier, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said Monday. Honda’s sales fell 9.5 percent to 23,663 vehicles, while Mazda’s dropped 7.6 percent to 14,212 vehicles.

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