Japan’s trade deficit worsened in July, almost doubling from a year ago, as a weak yen boosted import costs.
The deficit for the month rose to 1.02tn yen ($10.5bn; £6.7bn), as imports surged 19.6% from a year ago.
The yen has fallen nearly 25% against the US dollar since November 2012, as policymakers unveiled a series of aggressive measures to revive growth.
Analysts said that despite the growing deficit, the government was likely to stick to its aggressive policies,
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