"Analysts said the world’s third-largest economy had struggled to adjust to a strengthening yen and faltering growth in key export partners such as China and the EU. During the quarter the yen gained 4 per cent against the US dollar. A surplus of imports over exports trimmed 0.1 percentage points from overall output."
Source: Japanese economic growth slower than expected
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
BEN McLANNAHAN in Tokyo
The Irish Times - Tuesday, August 14, 2012