World Trade: The Buddying Up of Japan & Russia

Though they have been at loggerheads since the 18905, Japan and Russia have one sentiment in common these days: a fear of being squeezed out of Western European trade by the Common Market.

The result has been to step up their interest in trading with each other. So far this year, six Soviet industrial missions have toured Japan, titillating their hosts with grand talk of buying Japanese industrial equipment for use in developing Siberia.

Last week something more tangible was brought back to Japan from Moscow by a delegation of 17 Japanese business leaders, led by aggressive Yoshinari Kawai, 76, president...

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