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People are increasingly turning to smartphone applications to sell used clothes and goods free of tax.

Shohei Fujii, 28, from Tokyo’s Suginami Ward, took a picture of a T-shirt that no longer fitted him and within three minutes uploaded it to Mercari. It took only two hours to find a buyer and complete the deal.

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