December 1, 1991
My wife and I recently returned from an enjoyable trip to Hong Kong, China and Japan. While walking in the Ginza area one day in Tokyo, I discovered my wallet was missing and reported the loss to the police, who were very friendly and appeared genuinely concerned that my wallet may have been stolen. A few hours later, I received a call at my hotel room from a representative of the Tokyo Tourist Bureau informing me that my wallet had been found on the tour bus I had been on that morning.
May 11, 2012 |
In the not-so-distant past, children looked mainly to their fathers for lessons on life outside the home, on how to succeed in business, politics and social organizations. Mom occupied the center of family life and guided us in personal relationships; the values she stressed - empathy, kindness, fairness, collaboration - didn't seem to guide a dog-eat-dog world. But times change. Today, success in business often depends more on what our mothers traditionally taught us. In other words, male or female, many of the smartest, most creative and innovative among us are becoming more feminine.
April 27, 1986 |
Japanese investors, attracted by real estate in the United States and the prospect that yields may triple, are looking toward greater acquisition of prime property, particularly in Southern California's desirable "cluster" areas. An added incentive for the Japanese corporate investor today is the currency situation. "The yen is the highest it has ever been against the U. S.
July 22, 2006 |
The serious and the ironic -- not to mention the mundane -- were all represented at the opening of the third annual three-week multidisciplinary New Original Works Festival (NOW) at the REDCAT on Thursday. A boon for the city, this celebration of cherry-picked talents kicked off with a mix of straight theater, stylized movement, live music and Cher-worthy costuming in a two-hour program that, while not wholly knock-'em-dead, nevertheless proved mostly provocative.
December 17, 1995
Hot to shop but afraid of getting lost in Tokyo's Ginza district? A new city-sponsored sightseeing bus takes visitors on a loop of the area for about $2. Those who want to sample the swank stores and restaurants can buy a one-day pass that allows them to get on and off the bus whenever they like. The buses depart from the Yaesu exit of Tokyo Station. Passes are sold on board the bus, which makes the loop several times an hour, except on Mondays when trips are hourly.
April 14, 1985 |
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone's campaign to boost imports took to the streets Saturday with Japanese government officials espousing the merits of foreign-made trash cans, baby buggies and popcorn poppers. At a busy intersection in Tokyo's crowded Ginza shopping district, a stage was set up for the foreign products, which were recommended by Japanese housewives who have lived overseas.