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Japan’s current account surplus dropped 47.6 percent in January from a year earlier to ¥461.9 billion, as the pace of exports slowed ahead of a holiday in China while the value of imports grew on higher commodities prices, the government said Tuesday.

The widest gauge of international trade for a country, reflecting its net income, shrank for the first time in two months.

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