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Friday, 26 July, 2002, 07:03 GMT 08:03 UK
Japan still dogged by deflation
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Japanese consumer prices fell again in June for the thirty-fourth month in a row.

Falling prices hurt economic growth and are widely seen as a major threat to prosperity by economists.

In June, prices fell 0.7% compared with a year ago following a 0.9% fall in May, government figures showed.

In June, the prices fell 0.1% from May.

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