Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso says that if his country's "huge trade deficit" continued, it...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso says that if his country's "huge trade deficit" continued, it would be "a big problem." Aso's remarks come after data yesterday showed a record deficit of ¥1.63T ($17.4B) in January, due to the weakening yen exacerbating the effect of rising energy imports. However, Aso didn't comment directly on the falling yen.