Japan’s Exports Fall More Than Expected

Shipping containers are seen stacked in a terminal port along Tokyo’s bay port, April 20, 2011. Japan’s exports fell more quickly than expected in March since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast region of Japan, later causing a nuclear crisis that Japan is still continuing to battle. According to economists, the rapid decline in exports is a sign that shipments will continue to weaken and hurt economic growth. Exports declined 2.2 percent in March from a year earlier. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO)