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Japan recorded a trade surplus of ¥68.95 billion in April, down 85.0 percent from a year earlier amid recent signs of a bottoming out in exports, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

Exports fell 39.1 percent to ¥4.2 trillion, while imports shrank 35.8 percent to ¥4.13 trillion, the ministry said in a preliminary report.

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