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February 22, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese firms in Southern California, stung by what they perceive as growing anti-Japanese sentiment among consumers as well as criticism from their American workers, are taking steps to rebuild their image. The Japan Business Assn. of Southern California, which represents 700 companies, plans a public relations campaign to counter the negative climate. It already has collected $1.5 million for the project.
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BUSINESS
February 22, 1992 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese firms in Southern California, stung by what they perceive as growing anti-Japanese sentiment among consumers as well as criticism from their American workers, are taking steps to rebuild their image. The Japan Business Assn. of Southern California, which represents 700 companies, plans a public relations campaign to counter the negative climate. It already has collected $1.5 million for the project.
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BUSINESS
December 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Trade Surplus Widens: The government said Japan's trade surplus nearly tripled in November from the year before. Japan's customs-cleared trade widened to an unadjusted $6.56-billion surplus from $2.24 billion in November, 1990. Seasonally adjusted, the surplus widened to $7.45 billion compared to a downward-revised $6.44 billion in October.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1997 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japan's trade surplus with the United States, often a source of trade friction, declined 16.5% to $29.8 billion in 1996 from the previous year, the Finance Ministry said. Overall, Japan's customs-cleared trade surplus fell 32.4% to $56.6 billion last year from 1995. In December alone, Japan's merchandise trade surplus with the United States rose 7.8% to $3.26 billion from the year earlier. Its overall trade surplus in December fell 20.6% to $7.40 billion.
NEWS
January 30, 1992 | Baltimore Sun
Historians and economists may debate for years whether President Bush's trip here this month helped or harmed his cause. But the trip gave the Japanese something every language needs, a socially acceptable verb for one of life's unspeakable miseries. In the wake of the President's gastrointestinal woes at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, a new word has been coined-- bushusuru: to do a Bush. As in this conversation in the Roppongi night club district, between two men.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1991 | From Reuters
Minister for International Trade and Industry Eiichi Nakao on Tuesday added a powerful voice to the chorus demanding a cut in Japan's key discount rate by calling it an option in efforts to trim the nation's trade surplus. "Japan needs to take flexible financial action such as a discount rate cut to expand domestic demand to trim the trade surplus as well as make efforts to expand imports," Nakao told a news conference.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2001 | Reuters
Japan's trade surplus shrank in September, data released earlier today showed, with a sharp drop in exports to the United States suggesting some fallout from the Sept. 11 attacks and raising more concerns about the state of the economy. Overall, Japan's customs-cleared trade surplus fell 18.3% in September from a year earlier to $8.76 billion, the Ministry of Finance reported. The surplus with Japan's largest trading partner, the United States, fell 9.
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