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POWER ON THE PACIFIC RIM : Photo Essay : A Dynamic Region of Growth and Change

May 21, 1991

Not only does East meet West and rich meet poor on the Pacific Rim. It's also a region where yesterday meets tomorrow--where Shinto priests are consulted about the direction in which a new, computerized factory should face, and the hectic pace of modern life slows periodically to observe Confucian tradition.

A photo portfolio of a changing region. Clockwise from top left: A street urchin in the exclusive Makati business district in Manila peddles newspapers from curbside; a young Japanese woman studies her lessons while commuting in Tokyo; a Japanese businessman stops to read a brochure touting the U.S. state of Arizona; in Hong Kong, a traditional family boat plies the harbor waters along with freighters and modern luxury craft, all in the shadow of one of the world's most stunning skylines; and in Cholla Bukdo province, South Korea, farmers earning a daily wage equivalent to $11.50 tend a vegetable field

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