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Rising prices of daily necessities could hurt household sentiment, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday, suggesting that mounting inflationary pressure is emerging as a risk to the country’s fragile economy.

Japan’s core consumer inflation rose 2.1% year-on-year in April, exceeding the central bank’s 2% target for the first time in seven years, due largely to surging fuel and raw material costs.

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