The Kansai Airport Project: Tokyo Slams a $6 Billion Door in America's Face

Publication Date: August 1986

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

Author(s): Burton Yale Pines

Research Area: Trade

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific

Type: Brief

Coverage: Japan


If the Nakasone government really wants to open Japanese markets and reduce the Japanese trade surplus with the U.S., it should open public works projects to foreign bidding. And if the Reagan Administration really wants to win open markets in Japan for U.S. products, it should not let Tokyo get away with slamming the $6 billion Kansai Project door in America's face.