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Japan auto sales rise for first time in 13 months

Japan’s domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses saw their first rise in 13 months in September, reflecting the industry’s rebound from the huge disruption sparked by Japan’s quake and tsunami.

Sales in September grew 1.7 percent from a year earlier to 313,790 vehicles, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said Monday.

The figures do not include sales of mini vehicles — which have an engine capacity of 660 cc or less — and reflect a low basis of comparison from the same period a year earlier, when state subsidies for the purchase of environmentally friendly vehicles ended.

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