World: Ohira: No Power Games

Shortly after he was elected to head Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, Masayoshi Ohira met with TIME Tokyo Bureau Chief Ed Reingold and Correspondent Frank Iwama at party headquarters to discuss some of the challenges he will face as Premier.

On relations with the U.S.: The foundations of Japan's foreign policy are built on close relations with the U.S. This must not be allowed to change. There must not be the slightest bit of mistrust between the two nations.

On Japan's role as an economic power: Japan must not get involved in world power games but must discharge her responsibilities to the world...

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