Year-on-year, the biggest price increases were reported for: Fuel, light and water charges (+7.2 percent); culture and recreation (+4.9 percent); Furniture and household utensils (4.3 percent); food (4.5 percent) and Transportation and communication (3.8 percent).
Japan's core consumer prices rose 3.3 percent in July from a year earlier. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices rose 2.3 percent.
The consumer price index for Ku-area of Tokyo in August 2014 (preliminary) was 102.0 (2010=100), up 0.2% from the previous month, and up 2.8% over the year. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide data, rose 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier.