NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 02, 1985
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(Studio) Japan Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone's trip from Tokyo to Los Angeles for luncheon meeting with President Reagan noted. Discussion of imbalance of trade between Japan and United States mentioned.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Los Angeles, California) Reagan's departure from Palm Springs for Los Angeles noted. Details given with regard to trade between United States and Japan. Cabinet officers' requests with regard to remedy for situation stated. Reagan's response cited. [REAGAN - comments.] Secretary of State George Shultz's statements on possible Congress retaliation against Japan with protectionist legislature noted. Nakasone's support for Reagan on arms control discussed. [REAGAN - comments.] [NAKASONE - (thru interpreter) comments.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell
(Studio) Difference in 2 countries said to be important of export to Japan and of consumption to United States.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(New York City) Details given of United States trade deficit with Japan; graphics shown. Congress feeling noted that Japan not buying American as pledged. [Senator John DANFORTH - comments.] [Japan minister of foreign affairs spokesperson Hiromoto SEKI - comments.] American problems understanding Japanese consumer cited; example given is American razor. [Daiwa Securities spokesperson Paul ARON - comments.] PoI. aspects of problem mentioned.
REPORTER: Dennis Moore
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