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Japan tourist boom not enough to boost Takashimaya, Isetan

Sales at retail outlets nationwide fall 6% in August despite 13% rise in visitor arrivals the same month


THE record throngs of international tourists visiting Japan have failed to jolt the country's department stores out of a slump.

Sales at outlets including Takashimaya Co and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd nationwide fell 6 per cent in August, the biggest drop since March 2015