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Japan / United States Auto Sales #511856

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 06, 1980
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(Studio) Top 3 auto companies in world said General Motors, Toyota and Nissan, makers of Datsun; Ford and Chrysler noted no longer holding down 2nd and 3rd positions. President Carter's trip to Tokyo this week for funeral of former Prime Min. Masayoshi Ohira mentioned.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Tokyo, Japan) Current status of United States and Japanese auto sales detailed. [Special trade representative Reubin ASKEW - notes Honda's plans to build auto assembly plant in Ohio.] Ohira's promise to consider cut in Japanese auto sales in United States prior to his death recalled; Askew's decision not to attend his funeral explained. Japanese auto companies said refusing caretaker government's request to reduce exports.
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw

Pauley, Jane;
Upshaw, Jim

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