Business: SHOWDOWN IN TRADE WITH JAPAN

RELATIONS between the two greatest industrial powers in the non-Communist world, the U.S. and Japan, are becoming increasingly strained. Japan's campaign to regain Okinawa is only a part of the problem. An acrimonious dispute over trade is moving to the point of showdown. The issue will be debated at a joint meeting of the U.S. and Japanese cabinet members in Tokyo this month, and again when Prime Minister Eisaku Sato meets President Nixon in Washington in November. The expanding argument centers on the protectionist policies of both countries, but the U.S. has brought...

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