July 29, 2019 / 12:39 AM / 2 months ago

Japan June retail sales rise 0.5% year-on-year

FILE PHOTO - A vendor advertises bags for sale as people walk on a shopping street in Tokyo, Japan May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 0.5% in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, compared with the median forecast for a 0.2% increase in a Reuters poll of economists.

Reporting by Izumi Nakagawa; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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