• Compiled From Kyodo, Bloomberg


Domestic sales of new autos excluding minivehicles rose 3.7 percent in January from a year earlier to 241,629 units, the first gain in two months, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said Friday.

Cars accounted for 213,857 units, up 6.4 percent, trucks for 26,602 units, down 14.5 percent, and buses for 1,170 units, up 16.1 percent, the association said.

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