TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 1.6 percent in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, in a sign that hopes for economic recovery are underpinning consumer spending.
The annual rise compared with a 1.9 percent gain projected by economists in a Reuters poll and followed a 0.8 percent gain in May, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed.
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(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Edmund Klamann)
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