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TOKYO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Japanese consumer confidenceworsened in September, a Cabinet Office survey showed onThursday.

The survey's sentiment index for general households, whichincludes views on incomes and jobs, was 40.1 in September, downfrom 40.5 in August.

A reading below 50 suggests consumer pessimism.

The survey began in 1982. "General households" are thosewith two or more people.

For full details go to the Cabinet Office website at:

(Reporting by Tokyo newsroom; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

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