NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Special relationship between United States and Japan due to their growing interdependence featured. Report introduced.
(Tokyo, Japan: Keith Miller) US-Japanese relations on eve of President Bush's flight to Japan for Emperor Hirohito's funeral reviewed; scenes shown of President Bush's meeting with Japanese Prime Min. Noboru Takeshita in January [BUSH - says ntns. need each other.] [Sophia Univ. professor James ABEGGLEN - says interdependence means relationship can't be easily broken.] Trade disputes between US and Japan reviewed; details given of impact of Japanese distribution system on American imports. [Busman. Jim DOOLEY - says American side needs some barriers broken.] Tech. sales to Japan cited; example of problems in completing plans for sale of FSX fighter plane given. [MIT's Charles FERGUSON - says United States could become extremely dependent on Japan in several areas.] Japanese investments in United States cited. ["Yen" author Dan. BURNSTEIN - says Japan has arrived at the top in a business sense.] [Temple Univ. political science professor Dr. Robert ORR - says Japan wants to be part of power-sharing, too.] Predicted collisions of two ntns. because of national self-int. noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Bush's plans to visit China and South Korea after Japan mentioned.
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