A Mellower Mickey Kantor?

For three years, whenever Mickey Kantor met with Japanese officials, they would brace for trouble from the combative U.S. Trade Representative. But on his latest visit to Tokyo in April, Kantor struck a different tone. Now Commerce Secretary, he toured a show of U.S. medical equipment and was all smiles as he steered hospital director Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara toward Polaroid Corp.'s $200,000 Helios Laser Imager.

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