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Eight Member LWV Delegation to Japan

The following news release appeared January 13th:

Washington, D.C. – The League of Women Voters announced that an 8-member delegation. will go to Japan, February 4-18, 1972, for discussions on U.S. Japan trade relationships.

League President Lucy Wilson Benson stated:

"We are delighted to accept the invitation of the Japanese government for two weeks of on-the-scene discussions relating to Japanese foreign. and domestic economic policy. We know that there are important differences in the industrial organization and practices of both our countries and believe that this fact-finding visit will give us a better understanding of the determinants of mutually-productive trade policies,

"The success or failure of completed and pending trade and currency negotiations is solidly linked to foreign trade agreements worked out by the United States and Japan. Last year, Japan's trade surplus in the United States was over $3 billion --- an imbalance which has been a source of friction between the two countries. The League firmly supports non-protectionist, liberal trade policies -- however, it also recognizes that these policies must reflect the domestic economic needs of both the United States and its trading partners."

The League delegation will arrive in Tokyo, Saturday, February 5th. Among the events scheduled for the trip are: a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Takeo Fukuda; discussions with representatives of the Japanese Economic Planning Agency; other government officials and members of the Diet. The women will also meet with officials of the U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce in Japan; hold roundtable discussions with members of the Japan Economic Research Center; visit factories in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto; and meet with leaders of several major political parties.

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