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More than two decades after Goldman Sachs Group first championed womenomics in Japan, a basket of shares focusing on the trend is languishing, having hit an all-time relative low in the stock market last month.

The gauge of companies most exposed to rising female employment and consumption has slumped just over 24% from its high last September, compared to a near 10% decline in the benchmark Topix index over the same period. A heavy weighting in consumer stocks has dragged the basket lower as Japan is buffeted by fears about the reawakening of inflation in the price-sensitive nation and concerns about a slowdown in growth.

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