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RPT-Tokyo Jan core CPI rises 0.7 pct yr/yr

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TOKYO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose 0.7 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

The core consumer price index for Japan’s capital, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.8 percent annual rise.

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