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Japan Feb household spending falls 3.8% vs year ago

Pedestrians walking in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images
Pedestrians walking in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Japanese household spending fell 3.8 percent in February from a year earlier in price-adjusted real terms, government data showed on Friday, more than the median estimate of a 1.7 percent decline.