Growth in Japan Exports Slows

March 18, 2015 10:01 AM

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Growth in Japan Exports Slows

TOKYO—Japanese exports rose for a sixth consecutive month in February, but falling volumes point to headwinds that may prevent a mild recovery from gaining steam.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s weak-yen policy was meant to ignite such a recovery, in expectation that it would stoke broader growth at home. But export volumes have failed to take off over the past two years, even as the yen has tumbled against the U.S. dollar, as most companies chose to book higher ...

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