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Japan Sept retail sales up 3.1 pct yr/yr

TOKYO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 3.1

percent in September from a year earlier, data showed on

Tuesday, a sign the economy continues to get support from robust

personal consumption.

That compared with a median market forecast for a 1.9

percent annual increase, data by the Ministry of Economy, Trade

and Industry showed.

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