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March 5, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, Japan's powerful Ministry of International Trade and Industry floated the idea of exporting a new commodity to the United States and other countries. But for a change the Japanese found no ready market for the export, which was not a fancy new television or camcorder or car. Rather, it was Japanese retirees.
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March 5, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, Japan's powerful Ministry of International Trade and Industry floated the idea of exporting a new commodity to the United States and other countries. But for a change the Japanese found no ready market for the export, which was not a fancy new television or camcorder or car. Rather, it was Japanese retirees.
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