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Japan's Consumer Price Index, 1992-2009
Feb. 10, 2010
This chart is published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. It shows that the year-to-year movemant of consumer prices in Japan has been in the 1% range for over 15 years. In some years it rose. In some years it fell. Not until the recession of 2009 did prices fall by as much as 2%.
This has not been secular price deflation. All talk to the contrary is misleading.