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US-Japan / Summit Trade #22211

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 31, 1972
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(Studio) In Hawaii, President Nixon holds 1st of 2-day summit talks with P. Min. Tanaka of Japan. Emphasis put on trade deficit.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Honolulu, Hawaii) Rain mars President arrival; dampens Republican rally for President and Mrs. Nixon. Though nonpolitical visit, political flavor of arrival enhanced by visit to home of Clare Boothe Luce. Japanese P. Min. Tanaka arrives at Hickam AFB. Reception held in hangar because of rain. World War II recalled. Trade imbalance with Japan hurts United States trade position. President to pressure for balancing beyond present trade deal. P. Min. Tanaka puts trade 2nd in talks; more interested in Japan-China relations. Formal diplomatic relations between the two countries anticipated. Reception ceremonies for Tanaka shown.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry

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