Mike Mansfield discusses the Cold War, Japanese trading issues, and the relationship between the U.S and Japan. Mansfield gives his opinion on the current issues with the Japanese auto industry, unemployment, and the tax system. He also goes into his frustrations with Washington during his time as ambassador, thinking that too much policy was directed from the capital and the role of the ambassador is undercut. Mansfield also talks about some of the different leaders and diplomats he met while he was ambassador and the impressions they made on him. This included diplomat Chou En Lai of China, Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam, and Sihanouk of Cambodia.
Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976; Ngo, Dinh Diem, 1901-1963; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; Zhou, Enlai, 1898-1976; United States. Congress. Senate; Ambassadors—United States; Cold War; Diplomatic and consular services, Americans—Japan; Ex-legislators—United States—Interviews; Presidents—United States; Senators, United States Congress—Montana; Japan—Commerce—United States; Japan—Commercial policy; Japan—Foreign relations—United States; United States—Commerce—Japan; United States—Commercial policy; United States—Foreign relations—Japan; United States—Politics and government—20th century
Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam
Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (16 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, August 28, 1998" (1998). Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 15.