Export Tumble in May Raises Doubts

posted by Richard Katz on June 24, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Macro

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Imports have been sagging in recent months and are now at the lowest level since mid-2011, in the aftermath of the March 2011 catastrophe.


The encouraging rise in Japan's exports seen in January-March seemed to fizzle out in April and May and real exports fell two months in a row 

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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