Diplomacy: Beef and Bitter Lemons

To sweeten sour ties, Nakasone pays a call and Shultz girds for Asia

Preoccupied of late with the problems of Europe and the Middle East, the Reagan Administration has taken little time to ponder the state of its relationships in Asia. Now with frictions increasing, the Administration is squarely facing its differences with the two principal powers of the East, Japan and China. Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone paid a three-day visit to Washington last week, and late this week U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz leaves on a twelve-day trip to China, Japan and South Korea. Shultz's mission: to try...

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