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US-Japan Trade / Seattle Mariners #137595

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Bill Redeker) The controversy over the possible purchase of the Seattle Mariners baseball team by Japanese investors from the Nintendo Company amidst the "new Pacific war" between the United States and Japan examined. [Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi MIYAZAWA - (thru translator) says Japan will cooperate with US.] [Nintendo Company president Hiroshi YAMAUCHI - (thru translator) says the deal is up in the air.] [Foreign ministry spokesman Masamichi HANABUSA - (thru translator) comments on the deal.] Scenes shown from Japanese television of Americans smashing a Japanese pickup truck at an American dealership in Detroit. [Two JAPANESE - (thru translator) comment.] Feeling in Japan that America is schizophrenic about Japanese help outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Complications hampering a decision by a small New York town to buy an excavating machine from John Deere despite a cheaper Japanese bid cited.

Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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