Japan logged a trade surplus of JPY 615.7 billion with the US in April - up 4.7 percent year-on-year as exports rose 4.3 percent year-on-year in April, faster than a 0.2 percent annual increase in March, according to Reuters.
The rising trade surplus might make a potential target for US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies.
The overall trade surplus was JPY 626 billion - up 30.9 percent year-on-year, as exports rose 7.8 percent outpacing the 5.9 percent rise in imports.
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