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August 2, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story begins with life falling to pieces for an expatriate Japanese businessman in Dusseldorf. His small trading company goes kaput. His wife abandons him, taking their 10-year-old daughter back to Tokyo and leaving him and the family dog behind. The man then ventures off on an aimless drive through the German countryside and strays across the border into France, where the heavy hand of fate intervenes.
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BUSINESS
December 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
A majority of people surveyed in major European countries have a favorable view of Japan but believe that it is not fulfilling its international responsibilities, the Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday. Among the chief criticisms was that Japan needs to correct its trade imbalance. However, many respondents said creation of the single European market planned for 1992 will improve relations between Japan and the European Community, the ministry said in a news release.
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BUSINESS
March 15, 1989 | From Reuters
Japan's largest brewer, Kirin Brewery Co., is looking to the United States and Europe to put the fizz back in flat profits. Acquisitions or joint ventures involving foreign companies are the key to a 12-year strategy Kirin hopes will transform it from a domestic brewer into a multinational, corporate planning manager Osamu Hasegawa said. Kirin must now look overseas because the domestic beer market is all but saturated, he said.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1990
After gobbling up Hawaiian golf courses and Manhattan office towers, the Japanese now have a craving for something European. The investment opportunities are plentiful with European trade barriers dissolving in 1992 and potential new markets opening up with the death of communism in Eastern Europe. The Japanese already have been stepping up their investments in Europe, with development and construction groups, investment firms and life insurance companies leading the way.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
A majority of people surveyed in major European countries have a favorable view of Japan but believe that it is not fulfilling its international responsibilities, the Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday. Among the chief criticisms was that Japan needs to correct its trade imbalance. However, many respondents said creation of the single European market planned for 1992 will improve relations between Japan and the European Community, the ministry said in a news release.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1990
After gobbling up Hawaiian golf courses and Manhattan office towers, the Japanese now have a craving for something European. The investment opportunities are plentiful with European trade barriers dissolving in 1992 and potential new markets opening up with the death of communism in Eastern Europe. The Japanese already have been stepping up their investments in Europe, with development and construction groups, investment firms and life insurance companies leading the way.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
When Nissan built an auto plant in Sunderland, England, two years ago, the idea was to provide a strategic manufacturing base to ship cars across the English Channel to continental Europe. The vehicles were produced with nearly 70% of their components from Europe. That wasn't good enough for the French and Italian governments. Sales of Nissans produced in England were restricted in France and Italy because the Japanese autos needed 80% local content to qualify as "European" cars.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1990 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Japanese purchases of U.S. "trophies" such as Rockefeller Center and Columbia Pictures had slacked off until a Tokyo tycoon bought Pebble Beach Co., with its exquisite golf courses and lone cypress tree. But don't be deceived by fewer high-profile deals. The Japanese appetite for U.S. investment remains powerful, despite Japanese government pressure to tone down purchases and a nearly 40% drop in the value of stocks in that country this year. In fact, the Japanese are making more U.S.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1990 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fujitsu, Japan's leading computer maker, said Monday that it will buy a controlling share of Britain's top computer manufacturer in the first major purchase of a European computer company by the Japanese. Fujitsu's purchase of 80% of International Computers Ltd. for $1.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese investment has more than quadrupled in United Kingdom real estate in the past two years and is also accelerating in other European nations as investors seek to position themselves for the community's unified market in 1992, a new report shows.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1990 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Japanese purchases of U.S. "trophies" such as Rockefeller Center and Columbia Pictures had slacked off until a Tokyo tycoon bought Pebble Beach Co., with its exquisite golf courses and lone cypress tree. But don't be deceived by fewer high-profile deals. The Japanese appetite for U.S. investment remains powerful, despite Japanese government pressure to tone down purchases and a nearly 40% drop in the value of stocks in that country this year. In fact, the Japanese are making more U.S.
NEWS
August 2, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story begins with life falling to pieces for an expatriate Japanese businessman in Dusseldorf. His small trading company goes kaput. His wife abandons him, taking their 10-year-old daughter back to Tokyo and leaving him and the family dog behind. The man then ventures off on an aimless drive through the German countryside and strays across the border into France, where the heavy hand of fate intervenes.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1990 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fujitsu, Japan's leading computer maker, said Monday that it will buy a controlling share of Britain's top computer manufacturer in the first major purchase of a European computer company by the Japanese. Fujitsu's purchase of 80% of International Computers Ltd. for $1.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese investment has more than quadrupled in United Kingdom real estate in the past two years and is also accelerating in other European nations as investors seek to position themselves for the community's unified market in 1992, a new report shows.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1989 | From Reuters
Japan's largest brewer, Kirin Brewery Co., is looking to the United States and Europe to put the fizz back in flat profits. Acquisitions or joint ventures involving foreign companies are the key to a 12-year strategy Kirin hopes will transform it from a domestic brewer into a multinational, corporate planning manager Osamu Hasegawa said. Kirin must now look overseas because the domestic beer market is all but saturated, he said.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
When Nissan built an auto plant in Sunderland, England, two years ago, the idea was to provide a strategic manufacturing base to ship cars across the English Channel to continental Europe. The vehicles were produced with nearly 70% of their components from Europe. That wasn't good enough for the French and Italian governments. Sales of Nissans produced in England were restricted in France and Italy because the Japanese autos needed 80% local content to qualify as "European" cars.
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