Japan's core consumer price index increased for 30th straight month
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.6 percent from a year earlier in the reporting month.
The core consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food prices, increased for the 30th straight month, the statistics bureau said.
The latest rise follows a 0.8 percent increase in May, the data showed.
Rising energy costs have seen inflation chart an upward trajectory of late, but the rate still remains well below the Bank of Japan's 2 percent target. ■