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Japan: $3.7bn trade deficit in March

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Japan's trade deficit more than quadrupled year on year to $3.7 billion in March, government data showed Thursday, as a weaker yen inflated import costs. 

Containers are unloaded from a ship at the international cargo terminal in Tokyo on March 21, 2013. Japan's trade deficit more than quadrupled year on year to $3.7 billion in March, government data showed Thursday, as a weaker yen inflated import costs

The monthly trade deficit expanded to 362.4 billion yen from the year-before shortfall of 81.8 billion yen, finance ministry data showed.

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