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TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.7% in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.
The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists’ median estimate for a 0.7% annual gain.
Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.9% in December from a year ago. (Reporting by Kaori Kaneko Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)