Japan’s CPI Falls for 5th Month, Raising Pressure on Kuroda

Japan's CPI Falls for Fifth Month

Consumer prices in Japan fell for a fifth straight month, underscoring the central bank’s struggle to spur inflation to its 2 percent target. Friday’s figures are the last reading on this key measure before Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his board consider a possible policy revamp at their next meeting on Sept. 20-21.

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