Japan's core consumer prices in February rose 0.6% from a year earlier as energy costs surged at the fastest pace in 41 years amid higher oil prices, government data showed Friday, suggesting further increases amid the fallout from the Ukraine crisis.

The nationwide core consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food items, advanced for the sixth straight month following a 0.2% rise in January, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.