Japan Unexpectedly Posts a Trade Surplus as Oil Prices Drop

Japan Unexpectedly Posts a Trade Surplus as Oil Prices Drop

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An oil tanker, front, sails past a container ship in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Japan’s petroleum imports more than doubled in the fiscal year ended March as the nation closed down nuclear reactors in the aftermath of last year’s Fukushima disaster.