Trade Relations between Japan and the United States

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Altaf Hussain Ansari


The importance oi" foreign trade to the Japan economy I cannot be exaggerated. The industries of Japan J. depend major part of their raw materials, on imports from foreign countries for about 90 percent of iron ore.'' Japan has to depend on foreign markets for her manufactured articles to a greater extent than any other industrially advanced country. The cotton goods, produced in Japan afford the best example. Above all the ever-increasing pressure of population and consequence of food have tended to increase the relationship of Japanese foreign trade with the United States. This article firstly attempts to evaluate the progress of foreign trade between Japan and USA, secondly causes for the proportionate decline of imports from the United States, thirdly causes for the declining U.S. share of Japanese exports and lastly conclusion.

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