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According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, retail sales in Japan climbed at an annual rate of 0.8% in August, missing expectations for a 1.1% rise, after a 1.8% gain in July. July's was revised up from a 1.6% rise.
Sales at large-scale retailers increased 1.8% year-on-year in August.
Domestic consumption remained sluggish.