Latest data from the Japan Chain Stores Association
Generally tracks the resale of new/used goods to the public, for household consumption. A general consumption indicator, not a very major one - just a small glimpse into consumer sentiment.
Earlier, we had some data from Japan as well for November department/store sales:
- Nationwide dept sales y/y +2.2% vs -1.8% prior
- Tokyo dept sales y/y +3.8% vs -0.3% prior