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November 23, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The question at a business breakfast in Los Angeles was plaintive and influenced by Sony's massive write-down of movie investments. "With no more Japanese investment in our area, how seriously will the local economy be hurt?" asked an investment banker. The answer is that the question is mistaken; it misses a forest of investment for a few high-profile trees. Japanese investment in Southern California is vast and permanent, with 615 companies employing 78,000 people.
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BUSINESS
November 23, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The question at a business breakfast in Los Angeles was plaintive and influenced by Sony's massive write-down of movie investments. "With no more Japanese investment in our area, how seriously will the local economy be hurt?" asked an investment banker. The answer is that the question is mistaken; it misses a forest of investment for a few high-profile trees. Japanese investment in Southern California is vast and permanent, with 615 companies employing 78,000 people.
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BUSINESS
December 27, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In sharp contrast to the current pessimism among U.S. real estate executives, Japanese companies are bullish about the 1990 outlook for property investments, especially in the Southern California region, according to a new survey.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tokyo-based real estate giant Maruko Inc.'s decision this week to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States provides further evidence of the severe slump gripping the nation's hotel and commercial real estate industry. The filing late Wednesday in San Diego by Maruko, owner of such prominent Southern California hotels as the Hollywood Roosevelt and Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, also marks the first concurrent Japanese/U.S. bankruptcy filing ever.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1991 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tokyo-based real estate giant Maruko Inc.'s decision this week to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States provides further evidence of the severe slump gripping the nation's hotel and commercial real estate industry. The filing late Wednesday in San Diego by Maruko, owner of such prominent Southern California hotels as the Hollywood Roosevelt and Hyatt Grand Champions in Indian Wells, also marks the first concurrent Japanese/U.S. bankruptcy filing ever.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In sharp contrast to the current pessimism among U.S. real estate executives, Japanese companies are bullish about the 1990 outlook for property investments, especially in the Southern California region, according to a new survey.
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