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New Briefs: Japan Can Laugh

New Briefs: Japan Can Laugh

Tokyo (AP) - A senior Foreign Ministry official, discussing the huge U.S. trade deficit

with Japan, joked in early March that the U.S. could be eligible for Japanese aid.

Japan's sales to the United States exceeded its purchases of U.S. goods by nearly

U.S. $50 billion in 1992. The official was speaking with reporters on the condition

he not be named.


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