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Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released its inflation data on late Thursday evening. Japan's national consumer price index (CPI) declined to an annual rate of 0.0% in September from 0.2% in August.
Japan's national CPI excluding fresh food remained unchanged at an annual rate of -0.1% in September, beating expectations for a drop to -0.2%.
The decline was driven by fuel prices. Fuel prices dropped 7.1% year-on-year in September.
Household spending in Japan fell 0.4% year-on-year in September, after a 2.9% rise in August.
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