Business: Furor over Japan

Rising ire over a still soaring surplus

Ater so many years of talks, protests and promises on both sides, the squabbling between the U.S. and Japan over trade might be expected to subside. In fact, tempers seem to be getting worse, not better. Yankee businessmen complain that they are still all but shut out of the Japanese market, and more and more of the American consumers who buy the goods that the Japanese export with such zeal seem to agree. Pollster Louis Harris found that a strong (64%) majority are persuaded that the U.S. is getting shortchanged on trade, by Japan as...

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