U. S . -Japan Relations : A Review by Ar.ibassador t1ansfield
P~bassador Mansfield reviewed U. S .-Japan relations 1n 1980
and noted the following results .
Trade and Economics
In 1980, Japan and the United States made excellent
progress in strengthening their economic relationship . The t1r1o
countries have increased their trade , resolved some difficult
bilater al trade problems , and cooperated in responding to
larger economic problems .
u. s . exports to Japan have continued to incre ase, ai ded in
part by a more open Japanese Market . In the first ten months
of 1980 , u. s . exports to Japan were $17 . 5 billion , a 21%
increase over the same period in 1979 .
Led by feedgrains , cotton , and soybeans , U. S. agricultural
exports to Japan will set another record in 1980 with final
fisures for the year expected to show total export value
exceeding t6 billion , compared with ts . 3 billion in 1979 .
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 32, Box 2, Folder 10, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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Last month / the U. S . and Japanese governments reached
agreement on the last major outstanding issue froo the Tokyo
P.ound of the l~TN -- the problem of procurement by Nippon
Telephone and Telegraph. 'J.'l
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