Commentary: Needed: A Whole New Way Of Confronting Japan

With June 28 fast approaching, the U.S. and Japan appear headed for the worst trade collision in postwar history. On that date, the Clinton Administration has vowed to slap $5.9 billion in tariffs on Japanese luxury-car imports unless Japan throws open its doors to U.S. autos and auto parts. Unlike past standoffs, genuine compromise looks unlikely.

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