Japan’s Economy Hit by Natural Disasters and Trade Frictions

In September a large earthquake triggered a blackout in the northern island of Hokkaido, which followed severe typhoons that damaged airports and transport infrastructure in western Japan. Businesses ... ( read original story ...)

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