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Sales of flat-panel television sets jumped 60 percent and those of large refrigerators surged 120 percent in May thanks to the government’s eco-point program aimed at boosting sales of ecologically friendly home appliances, a marketing company said.

GfK Marketing Services Japan Ltd. surveyed 4,500 electronics shops nationwide during the week of May 18 to 24, comparing the figures with the same period last year.

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