Speech about Japan-U.S. trade relations, circa 1980s



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Ambassador Mansfield emphasizes the importance of the Japanese-American relationship, discusses the amounts traded between the two countries and the harm done by Japanese trade barriers. He discusses the need for Japan to no longer take advantage of the world economy.

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

Item Type



Mansfield, Mike, --1903-2001.; Japan--Economic policy--1945-; United States--Foreign economic relations--Japan.; Japan--Foreign economic relations--United States.; Economic policy; International economic relations; Japan.; United States; Since 1945

Date Created


Date (unknown or estimated)

Date of this speech is estimated circa 1984.

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

United States; Japan



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 022-360

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

00:57:41 minutes

Local Filename

OH_022_360.mp3; OH_022_360_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.

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Speech about Japan-U.S. trade relations, circa 1980s