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Japan-US Relations / Takeshita Visit #558709

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 13, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Reagan reported meeting Japanese Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita in White House Trade deficit discussed. Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) Reagan and Takeshita reported proclaiming meeting success. [TAKESHITA - (thru translator) praises strengthening of Japanese-US relations] [REAGAN - appreciates Takeshita's opening trade to United States farmers and construction firms.] Japanese trade surplus illustrated. Congress's trade retaliation threats mentioned. Takeshita's promises outlined. Japanese firm mentioned building Oregon dam. United States and Japan noted calling for cooperation to protect United States dollar from falling further. Takeshita's promises noted vague. [Senator John DANFORTH - comments on empty Japanese promises.] Congress leaders shown meeting Takeshita; details given. [REAGAN - mispronounces Takeshita's name.] White House officials quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States and Japanese central banks noted supporting falling dollar. Reagan reported having gastroenteritis during meeting with Takeshita.

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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