CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2009 |
Alice Uchi slowly pushed a near-empty shopping cart down the near-empty aisles flanked by near-empty shelves in what had been the first and largest modern Japanese supermarket in Little Tokyo. "I feel lost. Sad," the retired Los Angeles registered nurse said glumly. Uchi was catching the tail end of Mitsuwa Marketplace's 50% fire sale before it prepares Sunday to shut its doors, marking an emotional transition for many in Little Tokyo.
December 5, 2004 |
Not counting dangling participles or comma splices, many Americans butcher the English language. Misspellings and malapropisms are everywhere: Notice restaurant signage that boasts "fine dinning" or check out the "Headlines" segment on "The Tonight Show," where Jay Leno pokes fun at mistakes that slipped past copy editors. We're equally bemused by the fanciful way English is used in other countries. The website www.engrish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990
Regarding the letter "Japanese Products" (Feb. 8), I take exception only with (Hendrik) Gillebaard's last sentence: "They are buying the best lobbyists in Washington to be sure they can continue to rape America." I think when a prostitute sells herself, the act is not considered rape. JUDITH VIESCAS Seal Beach
January 18, 1987
There were some glaring omissions from the article on ethnic markets. You provided no listing of: Indian markets, of which we have many and which are good, inexpensive sources of spices; the Holland-American market in Bellflower, one of the largest in Southern California for both Dutch and Indonesian items; or the New Meiji in Gardena, one of the largest in the Los Angeles area for Japanese products. Anna L. Karklyn Santa Monica
August 11, 1986 |
Japan posted a record monthly trade surplus of $8.22 billion in July, shattering any prospect of a quick reversal in its top-heavy trading account despite the steep appreciation of the yen that makes Japanese products more expensive abroad, the Finance Ministry said today. The ministry figures also showed that Japan's exports to the United States jumped 28.5% last month from a year ago to a record $7.48 billion.
August 12, 1986
The $8.22-billion surplus for July came despite the steep appreciation in the value of the yen that makes Japanese products more expensive abroad, the Finance Ministry said. The ministry figures also showed that Japan's exports to the United States jumped 28.5% last month from a year ago to a record $7.48 billion, surpassing the previous high of $7.02 billion set in April.