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Japan Feb trade deficit grows to $7.9bn

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Japan's trade deficit expanded 3.5 percent year-on-year to $7.9 billion in February, inflated by post-Fukushima energy bills and a jump in electronics parts imports, government data showed on Wednesday. 

A boat passes before a container ship at a port in Tokyo on March 10, 2014

Japan incurred a deficit of 800.3 billion yen last month, registering a shortfall for the 20th straight month, the longest spell in more than three decades, the finance ministry said.

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