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August 11, 1987 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
On a visit to Washington in 1979, the late Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira was shown a satellite photograph of a Japanese-built ship repair dock at a Soviet naval base in Vladivostok. The dock had been built by Ishikawajima Harima, one of Japan's largest heavy industry firms, and Washington was not at all pleased that it had been sold to the Soviet Union. After all, the Soviet Union posed a potential threat to Japan, and the United States was providing for Japan's security. Still, U.S.
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August 11, 1987 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
On a visit to Washington in 1979, the late Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira was shown a satellite photograph of a Japanese-built ship repair dock at a Soviet naval base in Vladivostok. The dock had been built by Ishikawajima Harima, one of Japan's largest heavy industry firms, and Washington was not at all pleased that it had been sold to the Soviet Union. After all, the Soviet Union posed a potential threat to Japan, and the United States was providing for Japan's security. Still, U.S.
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