Japan's deflation improving, not ending: Fukui

Japan's deflationary trend is easing but there no sign exists yet of it ending entirely, Bank of Japan Governor Toshihiko Fukui said on Friday 30 January .

"The downtrend in prices is slightly improving," he told a parliamentary meeting. "But looking at consumer prices the trend is still for a continued downtrend. It's hard to see deflation being overcome."

The CPI figure is closely watched because the Bank of Japan, aiming to end the deflation that has crippled the country's economy for over