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US, Japan agree to try to resolve trade issues

The United States and Japan agreed Wednesday to try to resolve outstanding trade issues before the summit meeting of industrial democracies in London in June, a Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.

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The agreement was reached after Vice-President

George Bush had talks with Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, the official said.

Mr. Bush, who also plans to visit Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Oman, was to leave the Japanese capital today, the same day Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger arrives from South Korea for talks with Japanese officials. Mr. Weinberger will discuss Japan's defense buildup program, which the United States feels should be accelerated.

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