Core Inflation In Japan Climbs

Core Inflation In Japan Climbs

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A sales assistant arranges T-shirts at Fast Retailing Co.'s g.u. store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Core inflation in Japan climbed 3.4 percent last month, the most since 1982 and matching the median economist forecast amid a sales-tax increase and higher utility charges.