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Special Segment (The Japanese) #527367

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 10, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Tawaramoto, Japan) Inefficiency of Japan's agriculture system and nation's reliance on United States food imports examined; individual farmer (named in report) cited as example Impact of protectionist policy on consumers in both US and Japan illustrated. [Foreign minister Hisahiko OKAZAKI - wants stable, friendly relations with US.] [Trade representative William BROCK - questions Japanese barriers on United States prods. in light of their surplus with US.] Potential competition over high tech individuals considered. [BROCK - feels Japan will be forced into trade flexibility with United States due to its reliance on United States for economy and political survival.] Human and political issues at center of debate discussed.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:50

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