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Overall consumer prices in Tokyo were flat on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.

That exceeded expectations for a decline of 0.1 percent following the 0.4 percent decline in May.

Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, also was unchanged on a yearly basis versus forecasts for a decline of 0.1 percent after slipping 0.2 percent in the previous month.

Individually, prices were higher annually for housing, furniture, clothing, education and recreation; they were lower for food, fuel, medical care and transportation.

On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, overall inflation was up 0.3 percent and core CPI rose 0.1 percent.


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