with contributions from Amanda Kaiser
 on January 5, 2017

TOKYO — Retailers in Japan saw mixed sales in December, with lower-priced store chains suffering from unseasonably warm weather and some department stores benefiting from a weak yen and increased tax-free sales to international tourists.

Fast Retailing said Thursday that same-store sales among its Uniqlo outlets in Japan decreased by 5 percent last month. Customer numbers were down 4 percent, while the average purchase per customer slipped by 1 percent.

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