Economic Buzz: Japan Consumer Prices Up 0.6% On Year In April

Japan overall nationwide consumer prices were up just 0.6 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday, down sharply from 1.1 percent in March. Core CPI was up 0.7 percent on year, down from 0.9 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, overall CPI was down 0.4 percent and core CPI eased 0.1 percent.