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Nakasone urged price cuts on imported goods.

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, faced with criticism of his economic policies ahead of July 6 general elections, asked his Cabinet to ensure that Japanese consumers benefit from the strong yen. A government spokesman said Nakasone told the Cabinet: “The public knows the prices of such imported goods as mangoes, grapefruits, pineapples and onions have dropped,” but they want more. “They still seem not to be happy about the prices of high-grade, imported goods such as neckties, cosmetics and clothing,” he said.


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