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Kose's profit seen soaring 40% to first-half record

High-end skin care, cosmetics popular among tourists to Japan

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TOKYO -- Kose is on track to a roughly 40% jump in interim operating profit, to around 26 billion yen ($230 million), thanks in large part to brisk sales of high-end cosmetics to foreigners visiting Japan.

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