Price increases to affect Japanese households
Jiji -- Sep 30
Japanese households face greater financial burdens starting on Monday, the start of the fiscal second half, when prices for a variety of products and services, ranging from cigarettes and wheat to cram school fees, go up.

Tobacco makers will raise prices for their products in line with a tobacco tax increase of one yen per cigarette.

Japan Tobacco Inc. <2914> will raise the price of its mainstay Mevius brand products from 440 yen per box of 20 cigarettes to 480 yen, equivalent to a rise of 2 yen per cigarette.

The Japanese government will raise prices for imported wheat sold to domestic millers by 2.2 pct on average.

This is equivalent to a rise of some 3.8 yen per kilogram in the price of soft flour for household use. Confectionery prices are also expected to go up.

News source: Jiji
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