Japan sees first annual trade deficit in 31 years

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    some14some

    It' ok, everything is fine and fianlly...oh no, it's terrible ! any surprises, ofcourse not, was quite expected.

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    Elbuda Mexicano

    Ok, so last year really sucked for many of us here in Japan, but what are we going to do?? Just put our hands up and surrender to fate?? HELL NO!! Ganbarimashou! This is life, it is not always rosy, right?? It has its ups and downs, life punches you and you just got roll with the flow and keep your head above water, and it does not matter if it his here in Japan, or over in Africa or down in Australia, we all have problems but the important thing is how we deal with our problems. For Japan, it has to learn that nuclear power plants on these highly seismic islands is not the right way to go, poor Fukushima will be a nuclear dump for the next hundreds if not thousands of years.

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    cactusJack

    Look for Japanese companies to move more production to East Asia.

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    GW

    Japan is likely to see more of these from here on, my bet is the locals aint going to like it!

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    ExportExpert

    yup more of this to come, production moving abroad means less goods leaving japanese shores, therefore less in coming cash. Pretty soon things will get decidely worse, unless ..............oh wait no the politicians arnt going to do anything to fix the problems facing this nation, things will get worse.

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    The_True

    better get used to it!!

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    ironchef

    here is a solution= join TPP. That should get Japan back into the surplus eventually.

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    MeLuvULongTimes

    At some point of time in the future, things will improve. And Japan will repatriate its offshore production and the export industry will rebound. I think with the slow recovery of the US economy things may soon start to pick up again in all of the developed nations. However, many are now concerned with China's recent economic drop. Their housing market is starting to decline and many Chinese folks are very upset. Let's hope that it doesn't pop too soon. [praying hands]

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    ironchef

    seems Japan is doing something about it. Selling the yen big time. Its gone up about 1 yen in a day. Got to be Azumi and co.

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    Nessie

    here is a solution= join TPP. That should get Japan back into the surplus eventually.

    What, and make the rice farmers and j-pharma cry? You monster!

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