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December 15, 1988
Toshiba Machine Co. has shipped millions of dollars in sophisticated machinery to the United States in the four months since President Reagan signed legislation banning the Japanese company's imports to punish it for illegally supplying equipment that aided the Soviet military, business and government sources said. The shipments are still coming because the White House has not yet published regulations telling the Customs Service how to implement the ban, Administration officials said.
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June 29, 1995 | From Reuters
Japan announced Wednesday that its industrial output dropped for the second straight month in May, raising fears that the economy may be sliding into recession again. Industrial output fell a preliminary 0.3% from a month earlier, and manufacturers' output--a key component of industrial production--is expected to drop 1.4% in June and another 1.5% in July, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry said.
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BUSINESS
June 29, 1995 | From Reuters
Japan announced Wednesday that its industrial output dropped for the second straight month in May, raising fears that the economy may be sliding into recession again. Industrial output fell a preliminary 0.3% from a month earlier, and manufacturers' output--a key component of industrial production--is expected to drop 1.4% in June and another 1.5% in July, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry said.
NEWS
December 15, 1988
Toshiba Machine Co. has shipped millions of dollars in sophisticated machinery to the United States in the four months since President Reagan signed legislation banning the Japanese company's imports to punish it for illegally supplying equipment that aided the Soviet military, business and government sources said. The shipments are still coming because the White House has not yet published regulations telling the Customs Service how to implement the ban, Administration officials said.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Toyota to Boost U.S. Parts Purchases: In the face of mounting U.S.-Japan trade tensions, Japan's biggest auto maker said it would increase its purchases from U.S. auto suppliers 125% in 1992 to $3.5 billion. The company also said the number of U.S. companies selling to its Kentucky plant has surged to 174 in 1991 from 130 in 1990. Auto parts make up about one-quarter of the U.S.-Japan trade deficit, and Japanese auto makers are feeling heavy political pressure to buy more components from U.S.
NEWS
September 18, 1985 | Associated Press
The Japanese government, under pressure from the United States to strengthen its defense capabilities, today approved a controversial defense plan that is likely to exceed a long-observed ceiling on military spending. The $76.5-billion plan for 1986-1990 calls for an annual increase of 7.9% in defense spending, compared to growth in the 6% range over the last three years. The new military budget amounts to roughly 1.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An extraordinary scheme to bypass Japan's inefficient distribution system by selling inexpensive American beef from coin-operated vending machines appears to be headed for the bureaucratic Deepfreeze. Haruhiko Saito, a meat-selling entrepreneur in this seaport famous for prime "Kobe beef," announced with considerable fanfare early last month a plan to import seasoned beef from a San Diego meatpacker and sell it from specially designed vending machines.
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April 15, 1993 | JOHN ARQUILLA, John Arquilla is a strategic analyst based in Southern California. He is writing a book on the future of U.S.-Japan relations
The most striking element of President Clinton's emerging policy toward Japan is his declared willingness to act forcefully to redress economic disparities in bilateral relations. Two of his key advisers, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Trade Representative Mickey Kantor, have also spoken of the merits of pressuring Japan to open its markets further to American goods.
NEWS
March 14, 1987 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
For almost 35 years, the Far East Soviet port of Vladivostok has been closed to nearly all foreigners to protect the military secrets of its Pacific fleet and air force. Now, however, in the spirit of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's glasnost policy, Vladivostok is about to open its doors. A recent visit by a Los Angeles Times reporter, the first visit by any American journalist since 1975, was one signal of the imminent change of policy.
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December 25, 1989 | FRED HIATT, THE WASHINGTON POST
It's December, and Motoko Kaneko is expecting the usual: a couple of dozen hams. She won't be able to eat them or unload them before they go bad, but she'll have to write thank-you letters anyway--and next year she'll have to reciprocate. "It's always a headache season when December rolls around," Kaneko said as she stood in front of the gift-meat counter ($70 for about a pound and a half of thinly sliced beef in a nice box) in the Matsuzakaya department store. "I hate it."
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