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Volume 5, Issue 1.
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the spice trade brought the Orient and the Occident together in a relationship which has served as the foundation of modern international trade. Today, that relationship is colored by a new commodity which is equally important to its traders: high-technology electronics. In this article, Dr. Calder focuses ... read moreon the increasingly important role of high technology trade in the potentially volatile U.S. -Japanese trade relationship. He explores the forces generating tension in the relationship and examines the impact of the clash between government policy and corporate planning in both countries.