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A conservative coalition emerged as a two-party system developed within Japan’s reconstructed democracy. Business groups supported a trade policy that would reduce US–Japan Trade Policymaking 33 unemployment, promote Japan’s economic development, and lead Japan to be economically independent. The domestic consensus that emerged in favor of such policies helped to support the longstanding postwar rule of a conservative elite that crystallized in the LDP’s dominance of the Diet. The success of Japan’s economic development muted the influence of domestic political debate on Japan’s trade policy (Donald Hellmann, 1988, pp.
157–63), the International Trade Organization did not come into being (Susan Aaronson, 1996, pp. 61–132). Nevertheless, the GATT evolved into a form of international trade organization that came to codify trading relations among its member nations. US–Japan Trade Policymaking 23 During the 1960s and 1970s, the growth of the American administrative state led to the creation of new offices with international trade responsibilities, such as the Special Trade Representative. Smaller offices in various departments that were concerned with foreign economic policy expanded into full-scale bureaus, and a more complex trade remedy system emerged.
178–86). During the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, as the Japanese economy expanded rapidly, and as the LDP’s rule continued, the bureaucracy and the LDP came to work more closely together on trade policy, focusing on the promotion of exports. As Japan transformed itself from ‘a relatively small country exporting primarily labor-intensive goods’ to a large and important ‘actor in the world economy exporting largely sophisticated machinery’, increasing tension emerged between Japan’s traditional neo-mercantilist trade policies and the requirements of Japan’s membership in the GATT.