Jousting with the Japanese

Cooper, Matthew; Impoco, Jim
July 1994
U.S. News & World Report;7/11/94, Vol. 117 Issue 2, p43
Examines how Mickey Kantor, the US trade ambassador, is grappling with Tokyo's political turmoil. Concern over trade imbalance with Japan; Surprise parliamentary election of Socialist Tomiichi Murayama as Japan's prime minister that sent shock waves around the world and through Kantor's office; US response to Japanese challenges; Kantor's credentials. INSET: Kantor tries to trade up (accomplishments and challenges).


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