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Domestic shipments of home appliances in Japan hit their highest level in 24 years in fiscal 2020, boosted partly by robust demand for air cleaners as people stayed at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, an industry body said Tuesday.

Shipments in the year that ended in March rose for the first time in two years to ¥2.61 trillion ($24 billion), up 6.5% from the previous business year, according to the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association.

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