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November 12, 2004
September Trade Deficit Falls 3.7 Percent as Exports Rise
The Commerce Dept. reported on Nov. 10 a September trade deficit of $51.6 billion, down from $53.5 billion in August - but still the fourth month in a row above $50 billion.
White House Counsel Gonzales Nominated as Attorney General
Bush Sends Condolences Upon Death of Yasser Arafat
Iraqi, U.S. Generals Describe Campaign to Liberate Fallujah

Embassy Visit
Ambassador Howard H. Baker, Jr. meets California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Nov. 12 at the Embassy, during the governor's visit to promote California business, agriculture and tourism.
Ambassador Howard H. Baker, Jr. meets California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Nov. 12 at the Embassy, during the governor's visit to promote California business, agriculture and tourism. (More)

NEWS FOR JAPAN RESIDENTS


 •  Security advisory for U.S. citizens

 •  Community security updates

 •  IRS Closes Tokyo Office

ISSUES IN FOCUS


 •  Election 2004
 •  World Expo 2005 in Aichi
 •  U.S. University Fairs: Oct. 24
 •  Focus on Iraq
 •  Food Safety
 •  Human Trafficking
 •  Campaign against Terror
 •  Depleted Uranium

 HOT TOPICS
Ambassador Baker Holds Nov. 8 Press Roundtable
U.S. to Provide $100,000 More for Niigata Earthquake Victims
Ambassador Baker Offers Condolences after Koda's Death
U.S., Japan Agree to Temporary Resumption of Beef Trade
Powell, Japan's Machimura Discuss Iraq, North Korea, beef trade
Travelers to U.S. Need Visas or Machine-Readable Passports
USTR Delivers Regulatory Reform Recommendations to Japan
U.S. Releases 2004 International Religious Freedom Report
U.S. Commits to 2005 World Exposition in Aichi
Ambassador Baker: Time for Japan to be Ambitious on Global Trade
U.S.-Japan Investment Initiative Releases Annual Report


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