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Japan inflation to reach 2% in April for 1st time since 2015: survey

Economists expect more costs passed on from weak yen and commodities rally

A Tokyo supermarket: The cost of daily necessities will likely rise due to the weak yen. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- Consumer prices in Japan are on track to rise 2% this month for the first time in seven years, according to a survey of economists by Nikkei on Friday.

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