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The number of new condominiums listed for sale in the Tokyo region in the first half of 2020 fell 44.2 percent from a year earlier to 7,497 units, the lowest level on record because of the closure of showrooms over the coronavirus pandemic, a research institute said Wednesday.

It marked the first time that a first-half tally for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba has dropped below 10,000 units since the survey began in 1973, the Real Estate Economic Institute said.

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