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US-Japan Trade Rel. #303439

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tokyo, Japan) Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone's effort to ease tension in US- Japan trade relationship by asking country to buy United States prods. featured; films shown. Redundancy of new trade policy announced by Japan explained. [Merck and Company, Ind. spokesperson Dr. Hubert PELTIER - doesn't think Nakasone's rhetoric will satisfy US.] Nakasone's lack of actual control and implications of his appeal to Japanese consumer today discussed. [University of International Commerce spokesperson Tasuku ASANO - notes Japanese can't be asked to stop being Japanese.]
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

(DC) Reaction of Nakasone's statement by Reagan administration and Congress examined. [Chief of staff Don. REGAN - applauds Nakasone's efforts.] [Senator Carl LEVIN, John DANFORTH - remain committed to changing United States policy toward Japan.] [Trade representative William BROCK - thinks such attitude is a mistake.] Concern over possibility of outright trade war with Japan and implications for American consumer discussed. [Harvard business school spokesperson Michael PORTER - cites impact on United States business] [Vice President George BUSH - opposes trade war.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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