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American Agenda (Economy: Environmental Technology) #139040

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Ned Potter) The new mission for Japanese business of making money while cleaning up the environment featured; scenes shown from Japan to illustrate this "eco-industrial revolution." [Japanese congressman Kazuo AICHI, economist Michael SILVERSTEIN - comment on environmental technology.] Japan's long-term plans, called New Earth 21 and Genesis, outlined with examples cited. [Ministry of trade Yoriko KAWAGUCHI - comments.] [Harvard University Ezra VOGEL - explains Japan's approach.] Japan's sale of clean technology to China noted; plant scenes shown. The need for President-elect Bill Clinton's administration to develop a plan to compete with Japan in the environmental marketplace noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Discussion at the economic summit of the question of cooperation between the government and the private sector noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:05:10

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