The Japanese national annualized CPI for December rose to -0.2%, compared with the prior reading of -0.5%, yet it came in line with expectations of -0.2.

The Japanese national annualized CPI excluding food and energy for December remained unchanged at -1.1%, as it came in line with both of the prior and expectation reading of -1.1%.

The Japanese national annualized CPI excluding fresh food for December rose to -0.1%, compared with the prior reading of -0.2%, yet it came in line with expectations of -0.1.