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The cut was also "due to weak domestic demand following the consumption tax increase in April", the official said.
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Japanese government said on Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about USD 4.2 billion).
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Japan logged its first annual trade deficit in more than 30 years in 2011, calling into question how much longer the country can fund its huge public debt without relying on fickle foreign investors.
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