In the top 10 exported products from Japan to US in 2010, cars or car parts were involved in four of them.
Number 1: Passenger automobiles with a value of $13.7 billion
Number 4: Medium sized station wagons and vans with a value of $805 million
Number 5: Motor vehicle parts with a value of $746 million
Number 8: Vehicle gear boxes with a value of $477 million
While on the other hand, in the top 10 exported products from US to Japan, vehicle or vehicle related products are not mentioned. Food has a lot higher priority
Number 2: yellow corn with a value of $1.2 billion
Number 3: soybeans with a value of $583 million
Number 5: fresh or chilled pork with a value of $359 million
Number 7: frozen pork with a value of $329 million
Number 9: wheat with a value of $326 million
So Japan sells cars for food in its relationship with the US.
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