Japan quarter, outlook dismal

China dispute hurts economy

Posted: November 13, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

Customers shop at a discount store in Tokyo in October. Japan’s economy shrank 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, the government reported Monday.

Japan’s economy contracted in the latest quarter, signaling that, like Europe, it may already be in recession, further weighing down world growth.

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