• Kyodo News


Department store sales in July fell 11.7 percent from a year earlier on a same-store basis, logging the 17th straight month of decline, an industry body said.

The rate of decline was the largest for a July since 1965, the oldest comparable data available, according to the Japan Department Stores Association.

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