Year-on-year, prices of fuel, light and water charges recorded the highest decrease (-3.1 percent), followed by transportation and communication (-2.0 percent) and housing (-0.1 percent).
Upward pressures came mainly from cost of food (+ 2.5 percent), clothing and footwear (up 1.8 percent), education (+2.0 percent), education (+1.5 percent), medical care (+0.7 percent) and recreation and culture (+0.7 percent).
Core consumer prices including oil products but excluding fresh food rose 0.1 percent in June from a year earlier, the same pace as in the previous month. The so-called core-core inflation which excludes food and energy prices rose 0.6 percent, accelerating from a 0.4 percent rise in May.
On a monthly basis, the inflation rate dropped 0.2 percent in June from 0.3 percent increase in the previous month.
In Tokyo, consumer prices rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in July (0.3 percent in June). Core consumer prices fell 0.1 percent, following a 0.1 percent rise in June. It is the first annual decline since April 2013. Monthly inflation fell 0.2 percent, following 0.4 percent decline in the preceding month.