This is inflation data for the Tokyo area - national level CPI for the month follows in three weeks.

  • Tokyo CPI 0.9% y/y, expected 0.9%, prior was 0.8%
  • Tokyo CPI 0.8% y/y excluding Fresh Food, expected 0.6%, prior was 0.6%
  • Tokyo CPI excluding Food, Energy 0.9% y/y, expected 0.7%, prior was 0.7%

The rate has received a small hurry up from the October 1 sales tax hike. Very little though.

The higher two core measures will give a little encouragement to the BOJ though.