Tokyo soba restaurant owner Ryu Ishihara, who says he will soon be raising prices on his inexpensive bowls of noodles for the first time in nearly a decade, as rising costs and Russia's invasion of Ukraine force up the price of buckwheat noodles.© Thomson Reuters
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The suppliers did all they could, but this time the situation's so bad there's no way to avoid raising prices. There are things I'll have to raise by 10 to 15%.
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