Japan service sector sentiment falls 13.7 points in August
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's service sector sentiment index fell 13.7 points to 34.7 in August, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Wednesday, amid COVID-19 emergency curbs that disproportionately affect face-to-face sectors.
The index, which was at 48.4 in July, is based on a survey of workers such as taxi drivers, hotel workers and restaurant staff who are called "economy watchers" for their proximity to consumer and retail trends.
(Reporting by Kentaro Sugiyama; Writing by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)
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