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May 18, 1992 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese-born California businessman whose lavish donations have become an embarrassment to the Republican Party tried to trade on his political connections to win help from U.S. diplomats in Hong Kong and Tokyo, sources said Sunday. Armed with letters of introduction, Michael Kojima met with officials from the U.S.
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May 18, 1992 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese-born California businessman whose lavish donations have become an embarrassment to the Republican Party tried to trade on his political connections to win help from U.S. diplomats in Hong Kong and Tokyo, sources said Sunday. Armed with letters of introduction, Michael Kojima met with officials from the U.S.
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March 9, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a half-century has passed, but baseball legend Duke Snider recalls the smiling face of schoolmate Mas Fukai at their 1941 junior high school baseball games. Once in a while, Snider added, Mas--who always took his glove to the games--even filled in at right field. The Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor changed all that, Snider recalled. "(Fukai) was always a lot of fun to have around," said Snider, formerly of the Dodgers and now a Montreal Expos announcer.
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March 9, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a half-century has passed, but baseball legend Duke Snider recalls the smiling face of schoolmate Mas Fukai at their 1941 junior high school baseball games. Once in a while, Snider added, Mas--who always took his glove to the games--even filled in at right field. The Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor changed all that, Snider recalled. "(Fukai) was always a lot of fun to have around," said Snider, formerly of the Dodgers and now a Montreal Expos announcer.
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