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CURRENT ACCOUNT

Japan's current account surplus nearly doubled to ¥20.63 trillion in 2023 from a year earlier.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2024
Current account surplus nearly doubles to ¥20.63 trillion in 2023
Primary income swelled to ¥34.56 trillion, the highest since comparable data became available in 1985.
Foreign visitors learn how to make sushi in a cooking class in Tokyo's Asakusa district. Japan's services balance swung back into the black in November, thanks to increased spending by foreign visitors to the country.
BUSINESS
Jan 12, 2024
Japan logged record ¥1.93 trillion current account surplus in November
The current account surplus, one of the widest gauges of international trade, expanded 8.7% from a year earlier.
Falling energy import costs trimmed Japan's trade deficit in the April-September period, resulting in a record current account surplus.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 9, 2023
Japan's current account surplus triples to record ¥12.7 trillion
Primary income stood at ¥18.38 trillion, up 3.9% from a year earlier, as higher overseas yields and a weaker yen boosted the total.
A revival of inbound tourism helped push up Japan's current account surplus in August.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 10, 2023
Current account surplus triples to ¥2.28 trillion in August
The country was in the black for the seventh straight month, according to a preliminary report from the Finance Ministry.
Japan's travel surplus posted the biggest amount for July since comparable data became available in 1996, with the country seeing a revival of inbound tourism in recent months.
BUSINESS
Sep 8, 2023
Japan current account surplus up threefold in July
The figure — ¥2.77 trillion, a record for the month — was boosted by declining crude oil prices that helped reduce imports.
Japan's current account surplus in June roughly tripled from a year earlier after the resource-scarce nation recorded its first trade surplus in nearly two years.
BUSINESS
Aug 8, 2023
Half-year current account surplus up 11% as trade deficit shrinks
Surging import costs for energy, raw materials and other goods have left Japan deep in the red, despite a recovery in exports.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 10, 2023
Japan's May current account surplus doubles to ¥1.86 trillion
Exports, a key driver of the Japanese economy, marked their first year-on-year drop in 27 months amid fewer shipments to China and concern about slowing global economic growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 8, 2023
Japan's current account surplus expands 76.3% in April
The current account balance, one of the widest gauges of international trade, remained in the black for the third consecutive month, with the goods trade deficit shrinking 83.5%.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 18, 2023
Imports fall for first time in two years, easing impact as export growth slows
The trend cushions the hit of a global economic slowdown weighing on exports, reflecting a fall in prices for commodities including crude oil and liquid natural gas.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 11, 2023
Japan's current account surplus sank 54% in fiscal 2022 on record trade deficit
The goods trade deficit grow nearly twelvefold during the year, while a weak yen and rising energy prices inflated the cost of imports.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 10, 2023
Japan's current account swings back to black on overseas investment
The current account surplus stood at ¥2.1972 trillion ($16.59 billion) in February, the Finance Ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2023
Japan logs record red ink in January due to energy imports and slower export growth
Growth in exports was far slower than that of imports, partly because Japanese firms curbed China-bound shipments due to the Lunar New Year holidays.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 8, 2023
Japan's current account surplus hit eight-year low in '22 amid record decline
The surplus was weighed down by a record trade deficit, caused by a weakening yen as well as surging imports of higher-priced energy and other items, the Finance Ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 12, 2023
Japan current account surplus jumped to reach November record
The country's current account surplus has long been regarded as a sign of export might, but the account has occasionally fallen into deficit on a monthly basis in recent years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 8, 2022
Japan sees first current account deficit in nine months in October
The current account balance, one of the widest gauges of international trade, marked the sharpest drop on record.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 9, 2022
Japan's current account surplus falls to 8-year low in fiscal first half
The country saw the biggest year-on-year decline in surplus in the period since the second half of fiscal 2008, and logged its highest ever half-year exports as car and steel shipments rose.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 11, 2022
Japan logs August's smallest-ever current account surplus
The current account surplus plunged 96.1% from a year earlier to u00a558.9 billion, with surging prices of energy imports outstripping price rises in exports.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 8, 2022
Japan runs first current account deficit in five months
The world's third-largest economy ran a current account deficit of u00a5132.4 billion ($980 million) in June, government data showed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 8, 2022
Japan's April current account surplus down 55% amid Ukraine war
The current account balance, one of the widest gauges of international trade, remained in the black for the third consecutive month, the Finance Ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 19, 2022
Japan's trade gap widens as import costs surge on supply pressures
Japan's exports rose 12.5% in April from a year earlier, Finance Ministry data showed, led by U.S.-bound shipments of cars .

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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