Europe Braces For The Japanese Challenge

For decades, the Japanese made huge inroads into the U. S. market while Washington tolerated egregious Japanese protectionism against U. S. products. Now, the Japanese are extending their reach beyond East Asia and North America to Europe, which until now has escaped the full force of Tokyo's attention. That, in turn, has predictably resulted in alarmed proposals, as protection-minded industrialists and politicians demand a Fortress Europe to withstand the Japanese onslaught.

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