By  on May 28, 2013

TOKYO — Japan’s fashion-conscious consumers appear to be back in spending mode.

Encouraging sales figures from the world’s biggest luxury goods players signal that the underlying demand for luxury goods in Japan is definitely picking up after years of economic gloom and 2011’s natural disasters — although a weak yen greatly diminishes the real impact of those stronger sales on international companies’ balance sheets, and some are raising prices to offset the currency effect.

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