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US-Japan Relations / Criticism of United States / Auto Industry #139853

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Bill Redeker) Japan's downplaying of its recent criticisms of United States economy featured; revision by Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa of his statement that Americans are losing their work ethic featured. [MIYAZAWA - (thru translator) says he did not mean to criticize American workers.] [Nissan Motors Yutaka KUME - (thru translator) praises American workers.] [In Tokyo, Timken Company Roger HARKER - talks about partnership.] Japanese media's view of US outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement by UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) head Owen Bieber that Japanese are scared by the improvements in the American automobile industry reported.

(Los Angeles: Bob Jamieson) Change in consumers' views of American cars versus Japanese autos examined; details given of studies by J.D. Power and Massachusetts Institute of Technology about improvements in the American auto industry. [Thorson Buick John DEL'ORME - comments.] [J.D. Power and Associates John HAMMOND - says more buyers are becoming sympathetic to domestic cars.] [Greg and Mike's Repair Mike McCARLEY - says the Big Three should check with us.] [MIT professor Daniel ROOS - says consistency of quality is the key.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Big Three car sales for end of January cited.

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Redeker, Bill

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