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Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in September from a year earlier, with the pace of growth slowing to a 29-month low due to lower crude oil prices, government data showed Friday.

The nationwide core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food prices, increased for the 33rd straight month after a 0.5 percent rise in August, but September’s CPI growth was the weakest since April 2017, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said.

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