Japan export growth slows and so does its economy

Japan’s exports grew year on year for the month of November—the third straight month; however, the 4.9 percent rise is lower than 9.6 percent gain in October and represents slowing demand in Asia and Europe dampened trade even as the yen has fallen. Even as Japanes exports to Asia and Europe have remained weak shipments to America remain firm as the U.S. economy continues to help spur output in Asia and Japan.