Ronald Reagan discusses his relationship with Mike Mansfield. He talks about his reasons for asking Mansfield to stay on as Ambassador to Japan during his presidency despite his political differences with Mansfield. Reagan talks about various trips he took to Japan during Mansfield’s tenure, and he explains the critical role Mansfield played in developing a strong relationship between Japan and the United States. He also shares personal anecdotes from his trips to Japan.
Reagan, Ronald; Mansfield, Mike; Mansfield, Mike, political legacy; U.S. politics and government, 20th century; U.S. ambassadors, Japan; U.S.-Japan, international relations
Mansfield’s America Oral History Project, OH 458, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (100 min.) analog + 1 transcript (4 p.: 28 cm.)
Reagan, Ronald, "Ronald Reagan Interview, 1989" (1989). Mansfield’s America Oral History Project. 10.