Japan’s imports, exports balloon on energy costs, cheap yen


              FILE - A person wearing a protective mask walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Yen/U.S. Dollar exchange rate at a securities firm in Tokyo on Oct. 19, 2022. Japan marked a trade deficit for the 14th month in a row, government data showed Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 with exports and imports ballooning to record highs, as the declining value of the yen added to the soaring costs of imported energy, food and other goods. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
            
              Cars wait to be exported at Yokohama port, near Tokyo on Sept. 29, 2020. Japan marked a trade deficit for the 14th month in a row, government data showed Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 with exports and imports ballooning to record highs, as the declining value of the yen added to the soaring costs of imported energy, food and other goods. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan’s imports, exports balloon on energy costs, cheap yen