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Abe to visit Argentina to boost trade

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Maybe he can sell them the nuclear power plant Vietnam doesn't want.

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Japanese exports to Argentina were worth about $1.2 billion in 2015, according to the Argentine state statistics institute.

That was twice the amount that Argentina exported to Japan.

Why doesn't Japan do more buying?

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Maybe he can sell them the nuclear power plant Vietnam doesn't want.

No thanks. They have their own and it never exploded.

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gaijinfo Why doesn't Japan do more buying?

There is a sense of pride and bragging rights in having a trade surplus.

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The Argentines are getting ready to have their hands open. Abe's very kind.

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There is a sense of pride and bragging rights in having a trade surplus

.Japan is in trade deficit since 2011.

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It is the first visit to Argentina by a Japanese prime minister in 57 years—the last was by Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi in 1959

Let's not read too far into this...

Japan is in trade deficit since 2011.

With Argentina? I haven't seen that much corned beef.

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Japan buys their natural resources in S America and sell attractive equipment. Also, Japanese corporations have created their branches and automated factories.

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