The relatively new relationship between the United States and Japan is still marred by tension over trade and other problems, the Japanese Prime Minister, Kakuei Tanaka, said in Washington on Wednesday (1 Aug).
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PRIME MINISTER TANAKA: We face other challenges of global magnitude, such as overcoming world monetary instability and chronic inflation and solving problems of natural resources and food supply, which are sources of tension. In enterprises of this scope, not even the United States with all its might can unilaterally solve the problems, nor should we expect it to do so. These challenges can be met only through global co-operation, and specially through the close collaboration of Japan, the United States and Europe. Japan, as a major industrial power, is prepared to contribute a full measure of its capacity to this common cause. The Japanese people are determined not merely to be beneficiaries of peace, but also to accept their responsibilities in the building of peace, and reconstruction of the world economic order.
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Background: The relatively new relationship between the United States and Japan is still marred by tension over trade and other problems, the Japanese Prime Minister, Kakuei Tanaka, said in Washington on Wednesday (1 Aug).
In his address to the National Press Club following two days of summit talks with U.S. President Richard Nixon, Mr. Tanaka said:-
Prime Minister Tanaka was to visit New York following his meetings with President Nixon. A joint communique was issued after the talks, stressing a new mood of optimism between the two countries.
SYNOPSIS: The two-day summit talks between Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka of Japan and President Richard Nixon of the United States in Washington ended on Wednesday, with both men expressing a cautious mood of optimism about the future. The two leaders talked and walked in the White House grounds before Mr. Tanaka went to address the National Press Club.
Mr. Tanaka said that trade and other relations between the two countries were marred by a tension that must be eased. He praised United States world leadership, but called for international co-operation in meeting serious economic problems.