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Japan Sales-Tax Rise Keeps Inflation Below 2% Mark

by WSJ Live 3:40 mins

Japan Sales-Tax Rise Keeps Inflation Below 2% Mark

by WSJ Live 3:40 mins

Japan’s core consumer price index rose just 1.3% in July, partly because of the impact of a recent sales-tax increase. WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio speaks to Tokyo reporter Mitsuru Obe on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s 2% inflation target will be met.

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