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Cash-loving Japanese savers opt to play it safe

The Bank of Japan's move to usher in negative interest rates has seen home safes fly off store shelves, with sales surging by a fifth last year.


THE Tokyo stock market might be riding two-decade highs, but a growing number of Japanese are choosing to stash their cash in the humble home safe, wary of negative interest rates in the bank and out of the view of eagle-eyed tax officials.


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