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Trade Deficit / Takeshita #558669

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 11, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States trade deficit reported good for Japanese economy Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita mentioned coming to Washington, DC to invite United States business to Japanese market Report introduced.

(Tokyo, Japan: Steve Mallory) Japanese retail sales reported rising. Auto and housing sales noted also increase Furniture and appliances mentioned selling well. Takeshita's policy outlined. Trade statistics discussed. United States goods noted popular with Japanese even though American business not benefitting from trade. US critics quoted. [Bank of Tokyo economy Keikichi HONDA - says United States business too relaxed in Japan.] Japanese companies in United States noted increase

Brokaw, Tom;
Mallory, Steve

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