According to the Japan Department Stores Association, last month's sales at department stores nationwide exceeded the same month of the previous year by 19% compared to existing stores, marking the second consecutive month of positive sales.

The main reason for this was that the number of customers visiting the store increased because there were no restrictions on the behavior of Korona-ka last month, and sales of high-priced items such as jewelry and precious metals, as well as spring clothing, were strong.

On the other hand, compared to 3 years ago, which was before the spread of the infection, it was about 13% lower, and it has not returned to the level before the spread of the infection.