February 28, 2018 / 12:02 AM / 7 months ago

Japan Jan retail sales rise 1.6 percent year-on-year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales rose 1.6 percent in January from a year earlier, compared with a median market forecast for a 2.1 percent increase, government data showed on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: People walk through a shopping district in Osaka, western Japan October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

Reporting by Izumi Nakagawa; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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