September 14, 1990 |
Japan today announced that it will give Turkey, Jordan and Egypt $2 billion in aid and add $1 billion to its support for U.S.-led multinational forces in the Middle East to bring the total for those forces to $2 billion. The increment in aid to the American-led forces was a clear response to mounting criticism of Japan in the U.S.
January 19, 1991
Japanese officials were assembling a new AID PACKAGE to support the gulf war. Tokyo said it would surpass the $4 billion Japan pledged earlier. Japan has been under fire in Washington for being slow in pledging aid. It offered $1 billion in September, then added another $3 billion in response to criticism from the U.S. Congress. Of the $4 billion, half is for the multinational forces and half to help the economies of nations hurt by the gulf crisis.
January 22, 1991 |
The Bush Administration has decided not to seek a tax increase to help finance the war in the Persian Gulf, even though the military action is already costing between $600 million and $1 billion per day, Administration and congressional sources said Monday. The decision means that the United States will instead be forced to boost government borrowing--and expand the already massive budget deficit--in order to pay for the high-tech war in the gulf.
April 26, 1988 |
U.S. Ambassador Mike Mansfield called Monday on Japan to join in dropping trade barriers and contribute more to its own defense. Mansfield's remarks came two days after Japanese farmers smashed and burned an American car, torched boxes of U.S. oranges and set fire to a U.S. flag in a rally in western Japan. The estimated 300 farmers were protesting U.S. demands that Japan end its restrictions on imported beef and oranges.
January 9, 1988 |
Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita promised Friday to pay more for the U.S. defense of Japan, but downplayed expectations that he might make trade concessions when he visits Washington next week. "I will not be going to the summit meeting with any preset ideas as to what specific issues I shall discuss with (President Reagan), such as farm trade and public works," he told foreign reporters. He said Tokyo had decided to shoulder a greater share of the costs of U.S. military bases in Japan.
December 30, 1989 |
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said Friday he was pleased at increases in Japan's new defense budget for the support of U.S. forces stationed there. In a statement issued at the Pentagon while he is vacationing in Wyoming, Cheney said he welcomed the announcement of Japan's 1990 draft budget and was encouraged at the decision to fund the final year of the current Japanese defense plan.