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July 5, 1996 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yoshiko Hirayama has been freed from her "life as a mole." She couldn't be happier. After years of toiling in crowded department stores brightened only by artificial light, "I can smile naturally, can enjoy myself, and that is passed on to the customers," said the manager of the Cue'ss International Network boutique. Her new home opens out into the heart of Canal City Hakata, a $1.
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July 5, 1996 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yoshiko Hirayama has been freed from her "life as a mole." She couldn't be happier. After years of toiling in crowded department stores brightened only by artificial light, "I can smile naturally, can enjoy myself, and that is passed on to the customers," said the manager of the Cue'ss International Network boutique. Her new home opens out into the heart of Canal City Hakata, a $1.
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June 10, 1990 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a young Toshiba engineer in 1950, Sakae Shimizu was assigned to develop a power transformer. Surveying the field, he concluded that U.S. technology was best and arranged a licensing deal with General Electric Co. Today, even if he wanted to, Shimizu could no longer purchase, imitate or expropriate from the United States the transformer know-how that Japan requires. Toshiba and others in Japan have surpassed U.S. firms in key areas of transformer technology.
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