Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is meeting with President Obama to discuss bilateral issues this week. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, together the United States and Japan account for more than 30 percent of world domestic product. Here, we delve into the relationship between the United States and Japan, according to the numbers.
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An Illinois farmer works on his tractor in a soybean field. Japan imports a large number of United States agricultural products, including $1.5 billion worth of meat, $1.8 million in fish, $2.4 billion in grains, and $8.8 billion in soybeans.(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Japan imported $11.1 billion of machinery from the United States in 1990, of which computers and computer parts formed the largest single component at $3.9 billion.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Cars are parked for export at a port in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. Japan's industrial production rose 1 percent in March from February, led by output of automobiles, notebook computers, and communications equipment. Cars account for 24 percent of total Japanese exports to the United States.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Forces are helped by a U.S. army soldier, second from left, as they adjust a night-vision device during a two-week Japan-U.S. joint military exercise in 1996. The Japanese military has participated in exercises with the United States since 1950. More than 50,000 U.S. Armed Forces members are stationed in Japan.(AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto)