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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Japanese PC Sales Soar

TOKYO -- Purchases of personal computers by Japanese households surged in the April-June quarter, in a sign that the Internet has finally caught on among Japanese consumers, an industry organization said.

Domestic shipments of PCs for the April-June quarter jumped 38 percent from a year earlier to 2.03 million units, the third-highest quarterly growth rate on record, the Japanese Electronic Industry Development Association said.

Sales of home-use PCs soared 70 percent in the three-month period, while the corporate market expanded by a healthy but more modest 20 percent, buoyed by a turnaround in the economy, he said.