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Japan’s Economy Minister Amari, “pressed the U.S. to further open its car-parts market.”

-The Japan Times, April 19, 2015

U.S. auto parts trade deficit with Japan, 2009 (start of U.S. recovery):

     $6.909 billion

U.S. auto parts trade deficit with Japan, 2014:

   $10.938 billion

Change in U.S. auto parts trade deficit with Japan, 2009-14:

   +58.32%

(Sources: “Japan stands tough against rice imports as TPP talks with US begin,” The Japan Times, April 19, 2015, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/04/19/business/japan-stands-tough-rice-imports-tpp-talks-u-s/#.VTQ2RyFViko and calculated from Trade Dataweb, U.S. International Trade Commission, http://dataweb.ustic.gov)

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