Japan's Fears About Clinton

MANY JAPANESE OFFICIALS AND INDUSTRIALISTS KNOW BILL Clinton from his trade visits to Tokyo on behalf of Arkansas and consider him, in the words of a senior diplomat, "relatively sensible on trade -- especially for a Democrat." But the Japanese are worried that CLINTON'S CHINA POLICY, which he indicates will focus on human rights, might isolate Beijing. That could put Japan's Chinese investments at risk and disrupt trade between the two Asian countries.

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