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RPT-Japan Nov core CPI rises 0.9 pct yr/yr

(Repeats to attach to an additional alert) TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - TOKYO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in November from a year earlier, government data showed on Tuesday. The core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.8 percent annual gain. Stripping away the effect of fresh food and energy, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in November from a year ago. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide data, rose 0.8 percent in December from a year earlier, versus a 0.7 percent annual rise seen by analysts in a Reuters poll. (For queries, contact Stanley White at: stanley.whitezthomsonreuters.com; +81 3 6441 1984) (Reuters Messaging: stanley.white.reuters.comzreuters.net)

(Editing by Minami Funakoshi)