Japan posted a record trade deficit in January of ¥1.48T ($19B) as a strong yen and weak...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan posted a record trade deficit in January of ¥1.48T ($19B) as a strong yen and weak global demand hurt manufacturers and slowed the country's recovery. The numbers may be somewhat skewed, as the Lunar New Year holiday fell in January this year instead of February, decreasing business days in Asian markets.