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Fewer apartments have been put up for sale in Tokyo since flaws were found in hundreds of buildings with falsified construction data, threatening to cut short a rally in home prices.

The number of apartments in Tokyo and surrounding areas that were offered in October dropped 6.5 percent from the same period last year after sales of about 10 properties were postponed until after November, said Tadashi Matsuda, a researcher at the Real Estate Economic Research Institute.

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