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Kokuyo, the leading company and maker of stationery supplies has announced on Dec 5 (via Jiji press) that it will be raising the prices of 1,122 items by almost 10%, so for all of you with kids or teaching professionals in the educational system (unless you’ve gone entirely paperless!) you know it’s time to load up on your stationery haul.

This announcement, imho, is also a good barometer-indicator of the inflation rate that we’ve been seeing on the educational scene in Japan.

The D-date for the price hike is January 1st 2015.

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