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Economic Depression in Japan
Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- Crude steel production in Japan totaled 8.61 million tons in February, down 3.7 percent from a year earlier for the sixth straight month of decline, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation said Wednesday.

The value of exports fell 2.7 percent from a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report.

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