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Japan's economy grows faster-than-expected 1.8% in April-June

Rising consumption brings in third consecutive quarter of growth despite trade war

A shop clerk carries a box of shoes under sale signboards at a shoes retail store at a shopping district in Tokyo. Consumption has risen in Japan.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's economy expanded for a third straight quarter, though at a slower pace, in the three months through June amid escalating trade tensions and uncertainty over the global economy.

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