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PacNet #7A – Dealing with the Ehime Maru Tragedy

Honolulu: Did prospects for improved U.S.-Japan relations sink with the Ehime Maru off Waikiki last week? Probably not, but the reaction to what all agree was a tragic accident demonstrates the fragility of the alliance and the growing need for the more sensitive "American leadership without arrogance" promised by President Bush upon his inauguration.