business

Japan has trade deficit for 2nd straight year

15 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

15 Comments
Login to comment

Hooray for Abenomics!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

And the 60% of the local economy smashed with another tax increase not looking good either. How's that pay rise? Governments fiscal cuts, not necessary they just raise the tax. What a wonderful thing Abenobics has turned out to be.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

China grows at around 6% and Japan is a basket case-no change there then!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

China grows at around 6% and Japan is a basket case-no change there then!

China is not growing. Fact. Thats simply Communist fake news, to appease the masses. There are cities in Communist China- designed for millions of people - that have been sitting empty for years, and will never be used. The constant construction of these ghost cities is how Communist China is able to claim "growth".

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

For those of you thinking/worrying that the big R word is coming slowly back again to Japan ...

It's actually never left. The average man on the Street could tell you that. The Economists simply don't get it as they don't live in the real world anyway.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I wonder how Japan can pull itself out of this

2 ( +2 / -0 )

China is not growing. Fact. Thats simply Communist fake news, to appease the masses. There are cities in Communist China- designed for millions of people - that have been sitting empty for years, and will never be used. The constant construction of these ghost cities is how Communist China is able to claim "growth".

100% TRUE !!..

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

So, they are blaming China for this too? I suppose the multitude of fraud and quality scandals surrounding Japanese products abroad couldn’t possibly have any effect on the slowing international trade, could they?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

So, they are blaming China for this too?

Who do you mean by "they"? I don't see any blame mentioned in the article.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

I don't see any blame mentioned in the article.

Dude, it's the very first line of the article:

its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China amid a tariff war with the U.S.

Nowhere in the article does it mention any of the structural, systemic issues that have hollowed out the economy. Nowhere is there any mention of WHY exports to Asia dropped nearly 8%, and it's not just the 'trade war' with the USA. No mention of a total lack of flexibility or ability to adjust to new product demands.

Nope... easier to pin all the blame on the 'trade war' and the Chinese market.

Heck, I'm just surprised they didn't bring up South Korea and their boycott of Japanese beer.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

@kurisupisu

China grows at around 6% and Japan is a basket case-no change there then!

Please enlighten me on which industries, excluding telecommunications, did China grow?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Nope... easier to pin all the blame on the 'trade war' and the Chinese market.

So you think the Chinese market had nothing to do with it?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

albaleo - I don't see any blame mentioned in the article.

Perhaps this will help you understand:

its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Perhaps this will help you understand:

its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China

That seems like a statement of fact, not blame. (fact according to the Associated Press, anyway)

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Perhaps this will help you understand:

its exports were hurt by a slowdown of demand in China

Are you saying that's fake news?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites