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  • A man looks at DVD's at a shop in Akihabara, Electric Town on May 20, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Akihabara gained the nickname Akihabara Electric Town after World War II as it became a mecca for household electronic goods.

    Revised growth figures for the January-to-March period, due to stronger growth in business investment.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 09, 2014, 2:18 AM EDT
  • People walk through a shopping street front of the station on March 28, 2014 in Himeji, Japan.

    Retail sales grew at the fastest pace in 17 years as consumers rushed to make purchases ahead of the sales tax hike in April.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 28, 2014, 1:59 AM EDT