Japan Country Report 2014

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Exporting industries, including machinery, cars and China-bound auto parts, have led the decline in Japan's slowdown. Photo: EPA

Japan factory output slides, risks of recession rising

Japan’s factory output unexpectedly fell for the second straight month in August, fuelling worries the economy is slipping back into recession and raising more doubts about whether the government can reignite growth and end decades of deflation.