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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1989
So Japan has told the U.S. that it wants a greater say in global political and economic affairs. Well, isn't that special? I hope President Bush lets them know quite clearly that we will be willing to share a more equal role with them when they are willing to take a more equal role in the tasks and costs of defending the Pacific. When they do, I'll be glad to see us engage in power-sharing! BRYAN D. Le BLANC Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1989
Who really won World War II? Those of us who fought in the Pacific now wonder. What Japan was unable to do militarily, it is now pursuing economically. The Hawaiian Islands have already been "bought out." Unfortunately, this is now occurring in California. Japan has purchased most of the major buildings in downtown Los Angeles, as well as banks, commercial property, industries, golf courses, hotels, wineries and the land, businesses, and even residential properties throughout the state.
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February 3, 1989 | JIM MANN and ART PINE, Times Staff Writers
Japan served notice Thursday that it wants to play a new, broader role in international affairs and management of the world economy, a consequence of its growing economic strength and increasing status as a global power. The message, delivered by Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita in a meeting with President Bush, is that Japan wants more say as the Bush Administration develops its policies toward the Soviet Union, aid to Latin America and the economic integration of Europe.
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February 3, 1989 | JIM MANN and ART PINE, Times Staff Writers
Japan served notice Thursday that it wants to play a new, broader role in international affairs and management of the world economy, a consequence of its growing economic strength and increasing status as a global power. The message, delivered by Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita in a meeting with President Bush, is that Japan wants more say as the Bush Administration develops its policies toward the Soviet Union, aid to Latin America and the economic integration of Europe.
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