Japanese consumer prices grew a tepid 0.1 percent year-on-year in May as the nation's central bank struggles to pull the world's third largest economy out of years of stagnant prices, official data showed Friday.
Core inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, beat market expectations for zero growth but was still well short of the Bank of Japan's 2.0 percent target.
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