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Business Worsens in Japan
Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- The amount of power generated and purchased by Japan's 10 utilities in January fell 5.3 percent from a year earlier to 87.43 billion kilowatt-hours, down for the 11th straight month, an industry body said Monday.

This was due to economic depression.

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. on Monday reported its group net profit in the April to December period fell 19.0 percent from a year earlier to 12.71 billion yen.

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