Year-end press conference, December 18, 1986



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Ambassador Mansfield talks about United States-Japan relations -- particularly commerce, the Iran problem, and Japan's military policy as he responds to reporters in his press conference at the end of 1986

This audio has not been transcribed, but a tape counter index is available.

Item Type



Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981.; United States--Foreign relations--Japan.; Japan--Foreign relations--United States.; United States--Commerce.; Japan--Military policy

Date Created


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Japan; United States



Original Collection

Mike Mansfield Political Speeches, Press Interviews, and Campaign Advertisements Audio Recordings, OH 022

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Holder

Copyright to this recording may be held by the University of Montana—Missoula. For more information, please contact Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Audio File Number

OH 022-472

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (02:00:00 min.): analog + 1 tape counter index (6 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:55:05 minutes

Local Filename

OH_022_472.mp3; OH_022_472_TCI.pdf

Digitization Information

Audio captured using a Nakamichi MR-2, 2-head professional cassette deck. The capture is controlled through Adobe Audition with sampling rates, 44100 hz, 32-bit float. Output is as follows: capture quality (real-time conversion), medium quality, none (dither); high-quality conversion, best quality (slowest), shaped (dither). File processed to WAV for preservation and MP3 for online access using Adobe Audition. The PDF files were OCR’d with Abbyy FineReader version 9.0.

OH_022_472_TCI.pdf (1876 kB)
Index of Mansfield's remarks

Year-end press conference, December 18, 1986