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Momentum in Tokyo inflation weakened in January for the first time since April, slipping more than analysts expected and bolstering the Bank of Japan’s case for continued stimulus.

Consumer prices in the capital, excluding those for fresh food, rose 0.2%, slowing from December’s 0.5% gain, the internal affairs ministry reported Friday. Economists had forecast a 0.3% pace for the leading indicator of national price trends.

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