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The supremacy of Japan’s ¥100 shops, long a symbol of an economy stuck with flat to falling prices for almost three decades, is beginning to crumble.

A weaker yen pushing up the cost of imported goods, spiking energy prices and climbing raw material costs are making it harder for Daiso Industries Co., Seria Co. and other ¥100 store operators to operate in an inflationary environment.

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