Japan broad trade surplus at 9-year high on weaker yen

U.S. figures reported Tuesday showed Japan logged the second largest trade surplus with the U.S. last year, at $68.9 billion dollars. China's, at $347 billion, was the highest. Those reports were front page news in Japan, where Trump's criticism has ... ( read original story ...)

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