Japan Just May Be Ready To Change Its Ways

During President Bush's visit, many Japanese felt they were being unfairly blamed for America's own failures. Nightly news shows featuring the Big Three auto executives demanding that Japan import more American cars merely confirmed impressions that U.S. industry offers nothing Japan's people want. Bush himself seemed out of character. The tour, the powerful daily Mainichi Shimbun noted, "has left concern about his health and judgment as a U.S. President."

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