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Business sentiment in Japan fell for the first time in four months in May, a private-sector survey showed Thursday.

The business sentiment diffusion index dropped 0.8 point from April to 37.5, partly reflecting the extension and expansion of the government’s third COVID-19 state of emergency, according to the Teikoku Databank Ltd. survey.

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