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Japan’s exports are booming, but don’t tell Donald Trump

The 7.8% year-on-year jump in exports in April is a welcome sign that Japan’s second quarter started with a bit more vigor than the first. Asia’s No. 2 economy contracted 0.6% between January and March after growing 0.6% in the October-December period. Strong shipments of cars and machines used to make semiconductors, most destined for the US, […]