Japan Export Slide Bolsters Abe’s Case for Driving Down Yen

Japan Export Slide Bolsters Abe’s Case for Driving Down Yen

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A driver parks a container truck at a container terminal in Tokyo. Exports to China fell 15.8 percent from a year earlier, while those to the U.S. dropped 0.8 percent. Shipments to the European Union were 11.1 percent lower.