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Sales of new foreign vehicles plunged by a record 46.4 percent to 12,522 units in May as the coronavirus hindered marketing activities and kept people at home, an industry body said Thursday.

Sales posted their biggest year-on-year drop for the second straight month since the Japan Automobile Importers Association began compiling the statistics in 1988, after shrinking 36.9 percent in April.

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