Mobile phone deal

Tokyo - Japan and the United States reached agreement yesterday in a dispute over US access to Japan's cellular telephone market, the American ambassador, Walter Mondale, said. The agreement between Motorola Inc and Nippon Idou Tsushin Corp was struck only five days before a deadline for likely US trade sanctions.

A US statement said Japan would 'provide to US technologies the same opportunities to compete in the Tokyo-Nagoya cellular telephone market that Japanese technologies have', and that Japan would oversee the construction and deployment of a North American analogue cellular phone system by December 1995. Reuter