Year-on-year, prices of fuel, light and water charges recorded the highest decrease (-4.7 percent), followed by transportation and communication (-2.3 percent) and housing (-0.1 percent).
Upward pressures came from: cost of food (+ 2.5 percent), furniture and household utensils (+1.3 percent), clothing and footwear (+1.4 percent), medical care (+0.8 percent), education (+1.4 percent), education (+1.5 percent), culture and recreation (+1.2 percent) and miscellaneous (+0.7 percent).
Core consumer prices including oil products but excluding fresh food remaining flat in July from a year earlier, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month. The so-called core-core inflation which excludes food and energy prices rose 0.6 percent, the same as in June.
On a monthly basis, the inflation rate dropped 0.1 percent in July from 0.2 percent fall in the previous month.
In Tokyo, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in August, following a 0.2 percent rise in July. Core consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in August, following a 0.1 percent drop in a month earlier and it is the second annual decline since April 2013. Monthly inflation accelerated 0.2 percent, following a 0.2 percent decline in the preceding month.