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The number of corporate bankruptcies in Japan in June grew 6.3 percent from a year before to 780, hitting the highest monthly total for this year, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Wednesday.

The rise came after courts in the country, which had scaled back their operations, including proceedings related to corporate bankruptcies due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, fully resumed the services following the lifting of the government’s state of emergency over the virus in May.

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