The Guardian - Looking at the trend, we can still say firm exports are supporting the Japanese economy. As for this month alone, the key was exports to China, which slowed. But they fluctuate due to the Lunar New Year and if you look at the export volume for the January-March period, they remain firm. The export volume to the United States continued to decline, suggesting weak final demand there. But we can still say Japanese exports are underpinned by the so-called decoupling. Export volume to Europe also remains solid.