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RPT-Japan June core CPI rises 0.6% yr/yr

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TOKYO, July 19 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.6% in June 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 0.6% annual gain.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.5% in June from a year ago.