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REAL ESTATE
May 11, 1986
The Japan External Trade Organization, known as JETRO, has moved its Los Angeles office to 725 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1890.
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BUSINESS
March 21, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
It's not just major corporations in the U.S. that have been dealing with ramifications of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. Many small Southern California companies also were scrambling last week to find out whether business associates and customers in Japan were safe, and trying to determine the short- and long-term effects on their operations. "We are carefully gauging the situation every hour," said Roy Liao, project director at SuperValue Tours Inc., a leading provider of English-language tours to Japan.
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BUSINESS
March 23, 1992 | HAL FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a lot of American business people, Tim Cline had heard how difficult it was to penetrate Japan's market. So when Japan's official trade promotion agency called out of the blue a year ago to ask if he would like to export his classic cars, the president of Silver Spring, Md.-based American DreamCar was not only surprised, but skeptical. "I had some doubts that anything would come of it," he said.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1986
The Aug. 15 article, "Japan Lures U.S. Health-Care Firms," is so out of character with previous trade dealings with Japan that perhaps some caution is called for before it is endorsed. The Japanese are preparing a "Made in the U.S. Fair in Osaka next March, exclusively for U.S. manufacturers of medical equipment and health-care products," the article says. The executive director of the Japan External Trade Organization, Kenjiro Takada, assures the American corporations that "this is a very good opportunity to promote U.S. exports."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1985
This letter is written in the hope that I may enlighten some of the business concerns that may wish to export their products to Japan. I am the president of a company exporting U.S.-made goods to Japan. In light of the recent publicity for the need in raising export levels to Japan, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) held a "Made in U.S.A. Fair" on March 11-14, 1985, in Nagoya, Japan, to encourage manufacturers to bring their wares to the fair. Unfortunately, those currently exporting to Japan were in the majority.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
It's not just major corporations in the U.S. that have been dealing with ramifications of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. Many small Southern California companies also were scrambling last week to find out whether business associates and customers in Japan were safe, and trying to determine the short- and long-term effects on their operations. "We are carefully gauging the situation every hour," said Roy Liao, project director at SuperValue Tours Inc., a leading provider of English-language tours to Japan.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1992 | HAL FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a lot of American business people, Tim Cline had heard how difficult it was to penetrate Japan's market. So when Japan's official trade promotion agency called out of the blue a year ago to ask if he would like to export his classic cars, the president of Silver Spring, Md.-based American DreamCar was not only surprised, but skeptical. "I had some doubts that anything would come of it," he said.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1989 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Nagao Masuda sought support for a Japanese trade and cultural exhibit in Los Angeles in 1980, officials of the Japan External Trade Organization tried to talk him out of the idea for fear that the event would exacerbate the already chilly trade relations between the United States and Japan. But Masuda, a Japanese banker's son and one-time TV cameraman who has a reputation as a creative promoter, pursued his project with stunning results. Launched just after the September, 1980, airing of the NBC-TV mini-series "Shogun" fueled wider interest in Japanese culture, Japan Expo became a huge event that drew Japanese TV coverage as well as appearances from dignitaries such as Mayor Tom Bradley.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind the plunging yen. Don't worry about rising Japanese interest rates, says Minoru Masuda, the new chairman of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). While those factors might make exporting to Japan a bit more difficult, the Japanese government is expanding its aid to Americans and others interested in selling to the world's second-largest consumer market, Masuda said during a recent visit to Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
April 16, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind the plunging yen. Don't worry about rising Japanese interest rates, says Minoru Masuda, the new chairman of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). While those factors might make exporting to Japan a bit more difficult, the Japanese government is expanding its aid to Americans and others interested in selling to the world's second-largest consumer market, Masuda said during a recent visit to Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1989 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Nagao Masuda sought support for a Japanese trade and cultural exhibit in Los Angeles in 1980, officials of the Japan External Trade Organization tried to talk him out of the idea for fear that the event would exacerbate the already chilly trade relations between the United States and Japan. But Masuda, a Japanese banker's son and one-time TV cameraman who has a reputation as a creative promoter, pursued his project with stunning results. Launched just after the September, 1980, airing of the NBC-TV mini-series "Shogun" fueled wider interest in Japanese culture, Japan Expo became a huge event that drew Japanese TV coverage as well as appearances from dignitaries such as Mayor Tom Bradley.
BUSINESS
September 7, 1986
The Aug. 15 article, "Japan Lures U.S. Health-Care Firms," is so out of character with previous trade dealings with Japan that perhaps some caution is called for before it is endorsed. The Japanese are preparing a "Made in the U.S. Fair in Osaka next March, exclusively for U.S. manufacturers of medical equipment and health-care products," the article says. The executive director of the Japan External Trade Organization, Kenjiro Takada, assures the American corporations that "this is a very good opportunity to promote U.S. exports."
REAL ESTATE
May 11, 1986
The Japan External Trade Organization, known as JETRO, has moved its Los Angeles office to 725 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1890.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1985
This letter is written in the hope that I may enlighten some of the business concerns that may wish to export their products to Japan. I am the president of a company exporting U.S.-made goods to Japan. In light of the recent publicity for the need in raising export levels to Japan, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) held a "Made in U.S.A. Fair" on March 11-14, 1985, in Nagoya, Japan, to encourage manufacturers to bring their wares to the fair. Unfortunately, those currently exporting to Japan were in the majority.
BUSINESS
April 19, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
Orange County will soon join Dallas in the limelight of a television series. The success of the new series, however, will not be measured in Nielsen ratings but in the yen it can attract; the show is targeted for Japanese businessmen. The three-hour, three-part series portraying Orange County's business and investment potential is scheduled to air early this summer in Los Angeles on Channel 18's Japan News Magazine and later on two major networks in Japan.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1987
Nobuo Kimura, 55, was named director general of the Los Angeles office of the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro). He succeeds Toshihiko Orita, who is returning to Japan after a three-year term. Kimura had previously headed the overseas research department at the organization's Tokyo headquarters. Jetro is a nonprofit organization, partially funded by the Japanese government, to help promote imports into Japan and encourage investment overseas.
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