Panasonic president urges Trump on balanced policy
NHK -- Jan 08
The head of Japan's leading electronics maker Panasonic has urged US President-elect Donald Trump to adopt a balanced policy so as not to harm businesses that operate globally.

Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga spoke to NHK at a consumer electronics show in Las Vegas on Friday.

Tsuga referred to Trump's recent tweet in which he criticized Japanese automaker Toyota for its plan to build a factory in Mexico. Trump wrote: "Build plant in US or pay big border tax."

Tsuga said that in an era of globalization, industries are sustained by corporations engaging in business worldwide.

He said it's true that governments need to protect employment and other sectors as national policy. But he added that striking a good balance is a common requirement for all nations.

News source: NHK
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