Japan’s Economy Unexpectedly Shrinks on Exports, Investment Drop

Japan’s Economy Unexpectedly Shrinks on Exports, Investment Drop

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Men fish in front of cranes at a shipping terminal in Yokohama, Japan. Exports fell for seven months through December as Europe’s crisis dragged on shipments and the dispute with China over islands claimed by both nations hurts demand for products such as Toyota Motor Corp.’s cars.