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US-Japan Relations / Trade Sanctions #108255

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 27, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) Reagan administration reported imposing trade sanctions against Japanese microchip industry; details given, scenes shown. [Commerce Secretary Malcolm BALDRIGE - considers sanctions tough and fair.] Background to issue reviewed, outlined on screen. [US trade representative Clayton YEUTTER - explains new tariff.] Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone's inability to follow through on trade promises to President Reagan noted. [Vice President George BUSH - defs. sanctions.]

(Tokyo, Japan: Jim Laurie) Reaction here to United States sanctions featured; details given, scenes shown. [McKinsey and Company analyst Kenichi OHMAE - accuses United States of using false information on which to base its allegations as well of Japan-bashing.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Beth Nissen) Admin.'s effort to avoid impact on United States consumers explained, discussed; scenes shown. [CONSUMER - prefers quality of Japanese prods.] [The Wiz assistant manager Joel ARIAN - cites customers' trust of Japanese prods.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Nissen, Beth

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