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October 9, 1998 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, Toyoji Kuroda has been promoting Japanese movies abroad. But in South Korea, Kuroda, an official with the Assn. to Promote Japanese Films Overseas, rarely has been able to get past "go"--meaning the government. Because of lingering bitterness toward Japan, which occupied the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945, Seoul still bans most Japanese movies, music and comics.
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June 3, 1994 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask sixth-graders here about Japanese comic books, and their eyes light up. Slam Dunk, a macho basketball player, is hot, says one boy. So are Dragon Ball, a futuristic space warrior, and Dr. Slump, a mad scientist who designed the perfect robot girl. Japanese comics deliver the ultimate in thrills, chills and "interesting stuff with girls, like nakedness," he said. "We all like Japanese comics better, because Korean comics are too sissy."
NEWS
May 26, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo urged Japan on Friday to open its markets to Korean goods, and he also warned that it must eliminate discrimination against its 700,000 Korean residents. Speaking in Parliament, Roh asked Japan to try to correct its "chronic trade imbalance" with South Korea using "similar determination" that it has shown in its efforts to open Japanese markets to the United States and Europe.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Deficit With Japan to Top Agenda: South Korean President Roh Tae-Woo said last week that South Korea's huge trade deficit with Japan would top the agenda when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa this week. Miyazawa is scheduled to arrive Thursday for a three-day visit that will include emotional talks with Roh and other Seoul officials.
NEWS
October 9, 1998 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, Toyoji Kuroda has been promoting Japanese movies abroad. But in South Korea, Kuroda, an official with the Assn. to Promote Japanese Films Overseas, rarely has been able to get past "go"--meaning the government. Because of lingering bitterness toward Japan, which occupied the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945, Seoul still bans most Japanese movies, music and comics.
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask sixth-graders here about Japanese comic books, and their eyes light up. Slam Dunk, a macho basketball player, is hot, says one boy. So are Dragon Ball, a futuristic space warrior, and Dr. Slump, a mad scientist who designed the perfect robot girl. Japanese comics deliver the ultimate in thrills, chills and "interesting stuff with girls, like nakedness," he said. "We all like Japanese comics better, because Korean comics are too sissy."
BUSINESS
February 8, 1989 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
During his trip to the United States that ended Tuesday, Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita cited a spurt in imports by Japan last year as proof that his country is transforming itself into a new kind of economic animal--one intent on welcoming products from abroad. But an ominous contradiction of that claim has emerged.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dependence of Taiwan and other Asian countries on Japanese parts used in manufacturing hundreds of products has helped raise Japan's trade surpluses with almost all of those nations. Trade imbalances with Japan that declined fleetingly in 1987 and 1988 are once again steadily expanding, bringing home with new force Japan's position as "factory to the factories of Asia."
BUSINESS
January 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Deficit With Japan to Top Agenda: South Korean President Roh Tae-Woo said last week that South Korea's huge trade deficit with Japan would top the agenda when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa this week. Miyazawa is scheduled to arrive Thursday for a three-day visit that will include emotional talks with Roh and other Seoul officials.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dependence of Taiwan and other Asian countries on Japanese parts used in manufacturing hundreds of products has helped raise Japan's trade surpluses with almost all of those nations. Trade imbalances with Japan that declined fleetingly in 1987 and 1988 are once again steadily expanding, bringing home with new force Japan's position as "factory to the factories of Asia."
NEWS
May 26, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo urged Japan on Friday to open its markets to Korean goods, and he also warned that it must eliminate discrimination against its 700,000 Korean residents. Speaking in Parliament, Roh asked Japan to try to correct its "chronic trade imbalance" with South Korea using "similar determination" that it has shown in its efforts to open Japanese markets to the United States and Europe.
BUSINESS
February 8, 1989 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
During his trip to the United States that ended Tuesday, Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita cited a spurt in imports by Japan last year as proof that his country is transforming itself into a new kind of economic animal--one intent on welcoming products from abroad. But an ominous contradiction of that claim has emerged.
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