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Why Bush Failed in Japan

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Bryan T. Johnson

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Trade (Export-import trade)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific

Type: Brief

Coverage: Japan


Attempts to manage American-Japan trade have not made American companies more competitive. They merely have increased costs for Americans and made American industries lazy and dependent on government protection and subsidies. Bush should end these economically suicidal policies and initiate measures, like a free trade area accord, that are more likely to increase American access to Japan.