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RPT-Japan April core CPI falls 0.2% yr/yr

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TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.2% in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.1% annual fall.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.2% in April from a year ago. (Reporting by Daniel Leussink Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)