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China was Japan’s biggest trading partner in both exports and imports in the January to June period of this year, with exports to China surpassing those to the United States for the first time ever, the Japan External Trade Organization said Wednesday.

Although exports to China fell 25.3 percent from a year earlier to $46.5 billion and imports from the country dropped 17.8 percent to $56.2 billion, trading with other countries and regions, including the United States, showed larger declines, JETRO said in its report.

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