The trade deficit came in at ¥641.5 billion, which was wider than the ¥522.8 billion forecast by economists.
Exports fell by 5.8 percent year-over-year versus the estimate of -4.2 percent.
Exports to China fell 15.8 percent.
Exports to the EU fell 11.1 percent.
Export to the US fell 0.8 percent.