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August 2, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story begins with life falling to pieces for an expatriate Japanese businessman in Dusseldorf. His small trading company goes kaput. His wife abandons him, taking their 10-year-old daughter back to Tokyo and leaving him and the family dog behind. The man then ventures off on an aimless drive through the German countryside and strays across the border into France, where the heavy hand of fate intervenes.
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August 2, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The story begins with life falling to pieces for an expatriate Japanese businessman in Dusseldorf. His small trading company goes kaput. His wife abandons him, taking their 10-year-old daughter back to Tokyo and leaving him and the family dog behind. The man then ventures off on an aimless drive through the German countryside and strays across the border into France, where the heavy hand of fate intervenes.
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April 5, 1989 | From Reuters
Japan on Tuesday stopped requiring French visitors to obtain visas, a day after Paris exempted Japan and Canada from stringent immigration measures introduced in 1986 to fight terrorism. Japan started asking French nationals for visas after France imposed visa requirements for all countries except European Community states, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Nearly 700,000 Japanese visted France last year. The Ministry of Tourism said Tuesday that this figure could rise to 1.
AUTOS
April 10, 2002 | John O'Dell
We know that American car buyers, especially those in Southern California, like Toyotas and Hondas--a lot. The Accord and Camry routinely top all other mid-size passenger vehicles in annual sales. But what about the Japanese? Ever wonder which import brands they prefer? A recent issue of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Assn.'s monthly newsletter says that Volkswagen is by far the most popular brand, accounting for 61,121 of the 269,088 imports sold in Japan last year.
SPORTS
October 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Unseeded New Zealand kept the upsets rolling in the Dunhill Cup today and Japan ousted the French team that had earlier knocked the defending champion Americans out of the tournament. The Japanese blanked France 3-0 as the French team of Marc Farry, Emmanuel Dussart and Jean Van de Velde never showed the kind of play that helped them eliminate the top-seeded United States in Thursday's first round.
NEWS
June 20, 1988 | TOM REDBURN and ART PINE, Times Staff Writers
Leaders of the world's seven largest industrial democracies signaled Sunday that they will be unable to agree on ways to speed up currently stalled talks aimed at reducing global farm subsidies, even though this has been billed as a key issue at their annual summit meeting here.
OPINION
May 26, 1996 | Scott Kraft, Scott Kraft is Paris bureau chief for The Times. He interviewed Jean-Marie Le Pen in his home study
The big shock in last year's first round of French presidential elections wasn't the winner or even the runner-up. It was the strong support for Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the extreme-right National Front. Le Pen collected 15% of the vote, his best showing in three tries for the presidency, on a campaign to expel France's 3 million immigrants. And the stocky, silver-haired politician is still basking in the glow.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1988 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
The United States is quietly altering its strategy on global debt to help cope with serious domestic political pressures that have been mounting in Latin American countries in the past several months. The changes fall well short of any shift to an outright forgiveness of some of the huge sums owed by debt-saddled nations, as some analysts believe is necessary.
NEWS
February 2, 1993 | JOEL HAVEMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. and European car makers have a common enemy that goes by various names: Nissan, Toyota and Honda, to name the biggest. And Europe, mimicking the United States, is testing the theory that the best defense is to block the invader at the borders. Customs duties--10% in Europe, 2.5% in the United States--don't work. So efficient are Japan's car makers that even 10% duties do not prevent them from underselling their European rivals.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
Imagine a Latin America ruled by leftist governments that are hostile to the United States: Debtor countries there default on loans to big U.S. banks. And some $40 billion in American exports are no longer welcome.
NEWS
March 16, 1986 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
Japan has financed $100 million worth of investments by the Southern California Edison Co. through bonds issued in Tokyo. Oregon issued $720 million in bonds for the state's general revenue, with guarantees from eight Japanese banks. France and Britain will obtain $2.4 billion from Japan to help build a tunnel under the English Channel. And Japanese purchases of U.S. Treasury bonds have reached a level that affects interest rates in the United States.
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