July 19, 2000 |
President Clinton will skip the first day of his long-scheduled trip to Japan to stay at the Camp David peace talks, the White House announced early today. It was a clear indication that Israeli and Palestinian leaders are tantalizingly close to a deal. White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart said Clinton will delay his departure for the summit of industrialized nations until Thursday to give him one more day at the Middle East conference table.
May 2, 1999 |
When Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi of Japan meets with President Clinton in Washington on Monday, the two leaders will be trying to shore up the most important relationship in the world. That may sound like overstatement when war in Kosovo and tensions with China top the news. But the immediate fate of the U.S. and world economies and the long-term fate of Asia--the unification of Korea, the emergence of China--depend on how America and Japan handle their changing relationship.
November 21, 1998 |
Privately and publicly, President Clinton warned Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi on Friday about unfair trade practices, stressing that the burgeoning trade imbalance between the United States and Japan could force the U.S. into a protectionist mode that would have grave consequences for the global economy.
November 20, 1998 |
Hopes that President Clinton's trip to Asia would provide an escape from the seamy topic of his impeachment hearings dissolved Thursday when a Japanese woman asked him one of the toughest questions he has faced yet--at least publicly--about his affair with Monica S. Lewinsky. Prefacing her question by saying she would not forgive her husband for such behavior, a smiling Osaka homemaker asked Clinton how he had apologized to his wife and daughter and whether they had forgiven him.
November 20, 1998 |
Each of the three times President Clinton has visited Japan, he has come with different priorities and a different image of the country. In 1993, he came here on his first overseas trip to try to deal with Japan the Powerhouse. In early 1996, the president flew here to cultivate Japan the Military Partner. Now he's trying to rejuvenate Japan the Sluggard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1998 |
Mayor Richard Riordan and his traveling delegation left Japan on Friday for the rest of Asia, taking with them a clearer vision of the critical but complex role that overseas deals will play in Los Angeles' economic growth. Over the past week, Japanese businessmen have approached mayoral aides to broach the idea of building a major Los Angeles hotel. U.S.