Photo/IllutrationCars for export are parked at Kawasaki port, near Tokyo, on July 8. (AP Photo)

Japan's exports have fallen for a 10th straight month amid weak demand in China, South Korea and other Asian markets.

The data for September reported Monday showed a deepening impact from trade tensions between the United States and China and between Japan and neighboring South Korea.

The Finance Ministry said the trade deficit in September totaled $1.1 billion (119 billion yen), a third consecutive month of red ink.

Exports fell 5.2 percent from the same month in 2018, with slower shipments of machinery and auto parts. Imports dropped 1.5 percent.

Exports to the U.S. dropped nearly 8 percent from a year earlier while imports from the U.S. declined 12 percent. The trade surplus with America fell 3.5 percent to 564.1 billion yen ($5.2 billion).