• Jiji


Department store sales in Japan rose moderately in 2021 from the previous year to some ¥4.4 trillion but stayed below the level seen before the outbreak of COVID-19, sources said Saturday.

Sales went up by about ¥200 billion from ¥4.2 trillion marked in 2020, when department stores were forced to close for a long period of time due to the spread of the virus.

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