Japanese consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 0.7 per cent last month, with the jobless rate at 3.8 per cent. Photo: Reuters Japanese consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 0.7 per cent last month, with the jobless rate at 3.8 per cent. Photo: Reuters
Japanese consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 0.7 per cent last month, with the jobless rate at 3.8 per cent. Photo: Reuters

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Japanese consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 0.7 per cent last month, with the jobless rate at 3.8 per cent. Photo: Reuters Japanese consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 0.7 per cent last month, with the jobless rate at 3.8 per cent. Photo: Reuters
Japanese consumer prices excluding fresh food climbed 0.7 per cent last month, with the jobless rate at 3.8 per cent. Photo: Reuters
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