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July 31, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan may finally be on the verge of informally joining the Western security alliance. After being held virtually at arm's length for 41 years, Tokyo has begun quietly exploring ways to strengthen its ties with the Brussels-based North Atlantic Treaty Organization. On June 19, for the first time in NATO's history, top alliance officials held a special meeting to discuss ways to expand the organization's security cooperation with Japan. U.S.
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April 5, 1994 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was almost exactly five years ago that France's then-minister of European affairs, Edith Cresson, lectured a pair of American reporters about the abysmal U.S. trade deficit with Japan. "Americans don't see what's going on with the Japanese," she insisted. "They are like ants, eating you up. You just don't notice it, don't feel it, don't see it." Pausing, she added, "We plan to be firm with the Japanese." And the Europeans did try firmness.
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NEWS
January 8, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu is scheduled to depart for Europe today on a busy 10-day tour during which he is expected to visit the Berlin Wall, endorse peaceful reunification of Germany and offer more than $1 billion in trade financing to Poland and Hungary.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE and LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If French voters on Sunday approve a plan for European economic unity that produces a stable and strong Europe with a single currency, companies and investors in the United States and much of Asia would have reason to exclaim, "Vive la France!"
NEWS
February 26, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The images flash across television screens all over the United States: Tall, gregarious President Bush bounds past an honor guard to grasp the hand of Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita. The two men exchange warm greetings. They are still smiling broadly as the camera cuts to the next scene.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1989 | PETER MONTAGNON, Financial Times
One justification frequently cited by European officials for their stringent anti-dumping policy is the pressure it has brought to bear on Japanese manufacturing industry to step up its job-creating investment in Europe.
NEWS
October 1, 1989 | From Reuters
French President Francois Mitterrand on Saturday issued a rallying call to Europe to save its culture from what he called the threat of American television and Japanese technology. "American programs and Japanese technology largely dominate the European market," Mitterrand told delegates at a European audiovisual conference in Paris.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | Tyler Marshall
Here are excerpts of comments made by Jacques Delors, president of the European Community Executive Commission, during an interview in his Brussels office: On the trade disputes between the United States and the European Community and managing American concern: "There's a close link between the spirit of the overall relationship between the U.S. and Europe on one side and the process of solving commercial disputes on the other. . . .
BUSINESS
August 5, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by a crew of recent converts at this lonely industrial outpost near the Czechoslovak border, Shizuo Horio has adopted the role of a missionary--for the Japanese brand of capitalism. Horio is in charge of looking after the interests of Nitto Boseki, a Tokyo spinning company that has a 21% stake in a $25-million joint-venture factory making fiberglass insulation material.
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
August 5, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrounded by a crew of recent converts at this lonely industrial outpost near the Czechoslovak border, Shizuo Horio has adopted the role of a missionary--for the Japanese brand of capitalism. Horio is in charge of looking after the interests of Nitto Boseki, a Tokyo spinning company that has a 21% stake in a $25-million joint-venture factory making fiberglass insulation material.
NEWS
July 31, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan may finally be on the verge of informally joining the Western security alliance. After being held virtually at arm's length for 41 years, Tokyo has begun quietly exploring ways to strengthen its ties with the Brussels-based North Atlantic Treaty Organization. On June 19, for the first time in NATO's history, top alliance officials held a special meeting to discuss ways to expand the organization's security cooperation with Japan. U.S.
NEWS
January 8, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu is scheduled to depart for Europe today on a busy 10-day tour during which he is expected to visit the Berlin Wall, endorse peaceful reunification of Germany and offer more than $1 billion in trade financing to Poland and Hungary.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | Tyler Marshall
Here are excerpts of comments made by Jacques Delors, president of the European Community Executive Commission, during an interview in his Brussels office: On the trade disputes between the United States and the European Community and managing American concern: "There's a close link between the spirit of the overall relationship between the U.S. and Europe on one side and the process of solving commercial disputes on the other. . . .
NEWS
October 1, 1989 | From Reuters
French President Francois Mitterrand on Saturday issued a rallying call to Europe to save its culture from what he called the threat of American television and Japanese technology. "American programs and Japanese technology largely dominate the European market," Mitterrand told delegates at a European audiovisual conference in Paris.
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 19, 1992 | GEORGE WHITE and LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If French voters on Sunday approve a plan for European economic unity that produces a stable and strong Europe with a single currency, companies and investors in the United States and much of Asia would have reason to exclaim, "Vive la France!"
BUSINESS
March 27, 1989 | PETER MONTAGNON, Financial Times
One justification frequently cited by European officials for their stringent anti-dumping policy is the pressure it has brought to bear on Japanese manufacturing industry to step up its job-creating investment in Europe.
NEWS
February 26, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The images flash across television screens all over the United States: Tall, gregarious President Bush bounds past an honor guard to grasp the hand of Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita. The two men exchange warm greetings. They are still smiling broadly as the camera cuts to the next scene.
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