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Japan Overall CPI Rises 0.3% On Year In December

Overall consumer prices in Japan were up 0.3 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.

That was in line with expectations and down from 0.8 percent in November.

Core consumer prices - which exclude volatiles prices of food - were up an annual 0.7 percent. That was shy of expectations for 0.8 percent and down from 0.9 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, overall inflation was down 0.2 percent and core CPI eased 0.1 percent.

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