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Current Trade Deficit:    
Debt-Strapped America is Propping Up Japanís Economy
Alan Tonelson
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Overall Japanese exports, October, 2011-October, 2012:  -6.5%

Japanese exports to Europe, October, 2011-October, 2012:  -20.1%

Japanese exports to China, October, 2011-October, 2012:  -11.6%

Japanese exports to the United States, October, 2011-October, 2012:  +3.1%


(Source: ďJapan exports drop again, adds to recession worry,Ē by Kaori Kaneko, Reuters, November 21, 2012, http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/21/us-japan-economy-idUSBRE8AK01M20121121)

Alan Tonelson is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business & Industry Educational Foundation and the author of The Race to the Bottom: Why a Worldwide Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking American Living Standards (Westview Press).