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Japan“s Dec core CPI rises 4.0% year/year


People make their way at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan’s core consumer prices rose 4.0% in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

The increase in the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food but includes oil costs, matched a median market forecast.