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July 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
When Japan was swamped with cheap capital in the 1980s, surplus yen overflowed lavishly to America, Europe and Asia alike. Many nations were wooing Tokyo for investment, and all were winning its favors. Today, chastened by a prolonged economic slowdown, Japanese businessmen are taking a harder look at investment prospects. And the favored suitor in the competition for scarcer capital is Asia. A report issued this month by the Finance Ministry showed a 26.
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January 13, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japanese government, accused for years of downplaying the woes of its banking industry, conceded Monday that the nation's banks are burdened with more than $715 billion in troubled loans--nearly 15% of the banks' total loans. The Finance Ministry insisted that the worst of those loans--the ones considered nonperforming--are "much smaller than the market thinks." But the total sums identified Monday are far larger than the government has previously acknowledged.
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BUSINESS
June 12, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Invest Record Amount in Continent: Booming economies in Asia attracted a record amount of direct investment from Japan in the business year ended March 31, and the surging yen may accelerate the trend, the Finance Ministry said. North America was the biggest recipient of Japanese investment, but Asia overtook Europe to become No. 2 for the first time in eleven years, the ministry said. New Japanese investment in Asia soared 47% to a record $9.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Invest Record Amount in Continent: Booming economies in Asia attracted a record amount of direct investment from Japan in the business year ended March 31, and the surging yen may accelerate the trend, the Finance Ministry said. North America was the biggest recipient of Japanese investment, but Asia overtook Europe to become No. 2 for the first time in eleven years, the ministry said. New Japanese investment in Asia soared 47% to a record $9.
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June 9, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A thin ribbon of water spills quietly at the spot where the Asahan River once cascaded over a steep canyon wall as Siguragura Falls. The mighty force of the river has been harnessed by a hydroelectric project, built with a massive infusion of Japanese aid money that brought promises of power, light and industrial development for this impoverished patch of North Sumatra.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japanese government, accused for years of downplaying the woes of its banking industry, conceded Monday that the nation's banks are burdened with more than $715 billion in troubled loans--nearly 15% of the banks' total loans. The Finance Ministry insisted that the worst of those loans--the ones considered nonperforming--are "much smaller than the market thinks." But the total sums identified Monday are far larger than the government has previously acknowledged.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, American businessmen have complained about how hard it is to adapt to different cultures in Asia. Now, it's Asians who are increasingly complaining about cultural gaps with other Asians. That's not surprising given the increasing investments that some Asian nations--particularly such newcomers as Taiwan and South Korea--are making in other Asian nations.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
When Japan was swamped with cheap capital in the 1980s, surplus yen overflowed lavishly to America, Europe and Asia alike. Many nations were wooing Tokyo for investment, and all were winning its favors. Today, chastened by a prolonged economic slowdown, Japanese businessmen are taking a harder look at investment prospects. And the favored suitor in the competition for scarcer capital is Asia. A report issued this month by the Finance Ministry showed a 26.
NEWS
June 9, 1992 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A thin ribbon of water spills quietly at the spot where the Asahan River once cascaded over a steep canyon wall as Siguragura Falls. The mighty force of the river has been harnessed by a hydroelectric project, built with a massive infusion of Japanese aid money that brought promises of power, light and industrial development for this impoverished patch of North Sumatra.
BUSINESS
February 18, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, American businessmen have complained about how hard it is to adapt to different cultures in Asia. Now, it's Asians who are increasingly complaining about cultural gaps with other Asians. That's not surprising given the increasing investments that some Asian nations--particularly such newcomers as Taiwan and South Korea--are making in other Asian nations.
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