Japan's merchandise trade balance surplus widened to 651.0 billion yen in Februarycompared with a previous 85.2 billion yen that was revised to 63.0 billion yen, and it topped analysts' estimates of 560.6 billion yen. The adjusted merchandise trade balance surplus came at 470.5 billion yen last monthfrom 728.4 billion yen that was revised to 651.1 billion yen, and market projections referred to 389.2 billion yen.