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    Representatives of four leading Japanese companies were absent today (Tuesday) at the opening of the Japan-Taiwan Cooperation Committee meeting in Tokyo.

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    Representatives of four leading Japanese companies were absent today (Tuesday) at the opening of the Japan-Taiwan Cooperation Committee meeting in Tokyo.

    The companies -- Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan Airlines, Toyota Motor and Sales companies and Teijin Limited, a leading synthetic textile firm -- decided not to attend to avoid offending Peking.

    Their decision was seen in Tokyo as a move by Japanese industries to improve trade relations with the People's Republic of China following President Nixon's recent announcement of his planned visit to Peking.

    Nippon Steel Corporation - Japan's largest steel-maker -- said it was the only Japanese mill shut out from the Chinese market because it had sent its delegation to previous meeting of the cooperation committee. Toyota Motor said its decision came after careful consideration of the recent changes in circumstances. The company also plans to send representatives soon to China.

    The two-day committee meeting in Tokyo is being attended by Mr. Chang Chun, a top aide of Nationalist Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek. Mr. Chang, secretary-general of the Office of the President of Nationalist China, had talks yesterday with Japan's Prime Minister Sato. Mr. Chang was quoted as saying President Nixon's announcement to visit Peking had taken Taiwan by complete surprise.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA20791FH65UO885BVGSTQXF7NN
    Media URN:
    VLVA20791FH65UO885BVGSTQXF7NN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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