Explaining Japan's huge deficit with three easy graphs
27 January 2014 Last updated at 13:00 GMT
Japan has reported a record annual trade deficit of 11.5 trillion yen ($112bn; £68bn) in 2013 - a 65% jump from a year ago.
After two decades of stagnating growth, the country had to deal with the closure of all its nuclear reactors and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a series of measures dubbed 'Abenomics'.
BBC Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes uses three "easy" graphs to explain.