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RPT-Japan Oct core CPI rises 0.4 pct yr/yr

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TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in October 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 0.4 percent annual gain.

Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.7 percent in October from a year ago.