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Japan Posts First Annual Trade Deficit Since 1980

January 24, 2012

Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Japan posted a trade deficit of 2.49 trillion yen ($32 billion) in 2011, the first since 1980, the Finance Ministry said in Tokyo today.

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