President Nixon's special adviser, Dr. Henry Kissinger, paid an overnight visit to Japan on Friday?
President Nixon's special adviser, Dr. Henry Kissinger, paid an overnight visit to Japan on Friday and Saturday (18/19 Aug) for talks with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Kakuei Tanaka and the Foreign Minister, Mr. Masayoshi Ohira.
Dr. Kissinger stopped over on his way home from South Vietnam.
The main achievement of his visit was securing a Japanese promise to buy more American goods to cut Japan's massive trading profit. The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Mr. robert Ingersoll, will open talks with Japanese officials this week with the aim of drawing up an agreement in time for signing by Mr. Tanaka and President Nixon when they meet in Hawaii on August the 31st.
Official spokesmen also said Dr. Kissinger's talks covered American and Japanese polices towards The People's Republic of China, and Asian problems.