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TOKYO ROW

For all the initial public praise President Clinton heaped on the June 28 auto trade deal with Japan, he's fuming over the lousy news coverage the accord received. Advisers had assured Clinton it would be played up as a big U.S. win, but when most media called the agreement a weak deal for Washington, Clinton hauled in White House trade hand W. Bowman Cutter and chewed him out, insiders say. The upshot: Clinton may shy away from any more high-profile brawls with Japan.


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