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Consumer prices in Tokyo dropped 1.4 percent in November from a year earlier for the 27th consecutive monthly decline, reflecting lower fresh food prices, the government said Friday.

The consumer price index for Tokyo’s 23 wards stood at 98.1 against the 1995 base of 100, the Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Ministry said in a preliminary report, noting the CPI also dipped 0.6 percent from the previous month for the third straight monthly fall.

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