Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Economic Summits: U.S.-Japan Economic Relations during the Carter Administration, 1977-1981

This paper delves into U.S.-Japan economic ties during the Carter Administration, emphasizing protectionist rhetoric’s influence on trade and energy talks against post-Vietnam War global shifts. Analyzing diplomatic exchanges and summit discussions show how Japan’s ascent and engagements with communist countries challenged U.S. authority, underscoring economic diplomacy’s critical role in navigating trade imbalances and energy dependencies for global cooperation.

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