Japan July Retail Sales Fall 2.8% Year/year - Government​

A shopper wearing a protective mask pushes a shopping cart at Japan's supermarket group Aeon's shopping mall as the mall reopens amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Chiba, Japan May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese retail sales dropped 2.8% in July from a year earlier, compared with a median market forecast for a 1.7% decrease, government data showed on Monday.