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Our purchase costs for ingredients, boxes and other items have increased, so it was necessary to take the decision to raise prices.

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A spokesperson for Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co, which has hiked its prices for boxed osechi meals, the assortment of traditional dishes eaten during the New Year holidays. by between 5% and 10%.

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Fair enough for the price rise. Osechi is not an "essential" by any stretch of the imagination, so this isn't important.

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Yeah, and CPI is only 2.6%??

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Osechi's an outdated concept. It made sense when every place was closed for three days during the 1st through the 3rd back in the old days up to the 90s. Osechi provided food for those days.

These days, every convenience store is open, unfortunately for the workers there, and many stores and restaurants are on open on the 2nd or 3rd.

Plus, most of the food in osechi sucks.

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