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Japan’s trade surplus jumped 20.4 percent in February from a year earlier, marking the first rise in two months, as robust growth of exports to other parts of Asia overwhelmed imports, the Finance Ministry said Monday in a preliminary report.

But the trade surplus with the United States was down for the second consecutive month, partly due to a steep increase in the value of the yen against the dollar, ministry officials said.

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