Kagome's tomato ketchup bottles (L) are displayed with their price tag at Yoshiike supermarket in Tokyo as the Bank of Japan is taking advantage of a gradual rise in food prices, from yogurt and ketchup to "gyudon" beef rice bowls to say inflation is picking up. Photo: Reuters
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As oil slumps, BOJ relies on yogurt, ketchup to hit price goal

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Kagome's tomato ketchup bottles (L) are displayed with their price tag at Yoshiike supermarket in Tokyo as the Bank of Japan is taking advantage of a gradual rise in food prices, from yogurt and ketchup to "gyudon" beef rice bowls to say inflation is picking up. Photo: Reuters
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