Japan May core consumer prices up 2.1% on year

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Core consumer prices in Japan rose 2.1 percent in May from a year earlier, government data showed Friday. The nationwide core consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food items, increased for the ninth straight month, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said. The key gauge of inflation exceeded the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target in April when it leaped 2.1 percent.

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