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May 13, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Burdened by skyrocketing costs as a result of the rapid rise in the value of the yen, Japanese-built auto parts are starting to lose out in the international marketplace, auto industry officials say, to components produced in Europe, the Third World--and the United States. A dramatic example of how the yen's appreciation has made Japanese parts less competitive has come in Malaysia, which plans to export its first subcompact passenger car, the Proton, to the United States next spring.
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May 13, 1987 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Burdened by skyrocketing costs as a result of the rapid rise in the value of the yen, Japanese-built auto parts are starting to lose out in the international marketplace, auto industry officials say, to components produced in Europe, the Third World--and the United States. A dramatic example of how the yen's appreciation has made Japanese parts less competitive has come in Malaysia, which plans to export its first subcompact passenger car, the Proton, to the United States next spring.
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April 14, 1996 | JAMES FLANIGAN
A new and different sun may be rising. The Japan that President Clinton visits this week is poised for an economic recovery after five years of recession and for a technology-led transformation of business similar to that experienced by U.S. companies in recent years.
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