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Louisiana-Japan Trade Relationship (1991)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1991-12-27

Duration: 00:13:42

Subjects: Japan | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | International trade


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Hanai, Nobuo Interviewee
  • Istre, Robert Interviewee
  • Horiba, Yutaka Interviewee
  • Butler, Alan Interviewee
  • Hamada, Yasuhiro Interviewee
  • Price, Harold Interviewee


This segment from the December 27, 1991, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state of the economic relationship between Louisiana and Japan. Duhe reports that Louisiana is closing its trade office in Tokyo, while Japan is starting to ease some trade restrictions on Louisiana products like rice. His report includes highlights of a visit by Japanese tourists to Crowley, Louisiana. Duhe interviews: Nabuo Hanai, reporter for Sports Nippon; Crowley Mayor Robert Istre; Dr. Yutaka Horiba, a professor of economics at Tulane University; Alan Butler of Kentwood Spring Water; Yasuhiro Hamada, the Counsel General of Japan; and Harold Price of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. Host: Robert Collins