Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
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Explaining Japan's huge deficit with three easy graphs

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.

  • 27 Jan 2014
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