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Japan GDP shrinks 0.3% in April: JCER

Despite healthy domestic demand, surge in imports leads economy to contract

Japan's import growth, indicating healthy domestic demand, pushed down the country's gross domestic product in April.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's real gross domestic product contracted 0.3% in April from the previous month, according to data released on Friday by the Japan Center for Economic Research.

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