Japan: Bitterness in the Air

The Japanese, who still put great store by face, have begun to argue in recent years that many of their economic treaties with the U.S. are "unequal" because they were made when Japan was weak and conquered. This year the Japanese decided to take a much tougher stand in discussing economic issues with the U.S. Last week this tougher stand led to a squabble about air rights into the U.S.

The U.S. permits Japan Air Lines to land in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in return gets rights for Pan American and Northwest Airlines to fly into Tokyo and beyond...

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