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Slowdown in China, US weighs on Japan exports

Bank of Japan expected to keep monetary stimulus programme unchanged at policy review this week

Shipments to China, Japan's largest trading partner, grew 1.1 per cent, slowing from a 2.4 per cent gain in April. China-bound car exports nearly halved from a year ago.


JAPAN'S export growth slowed for a second straight month in May, with weak external demand now threatening to erode economic growth in the current quarter.

Ministry of Finance (MOF) data showed that exports grew 2.4 per cent year-on-year in May, less than a 3.5 per cent gain