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March 4, 1989 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
It was the evening before the big public ceremony to announce his Japanese company's decision to build a $25-million videotape factory here, and Kenji Awakura was growing nervous over his speech. Awakura, the new plant's manager-to-be, decided to try out his remarks on his host, a local businessman. The Tuscaloosan said the speech, a relatively straightforward pitch on Awakura's hopes for the factory, was "no good. It may be good for an audience in the North--but not in the South.
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March 4, 1989 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
It was the evening before the big public ceremony to announce his Japanese company's decision to build a $25-million videotape factory here, and Kenji Awakura was growing nervous over his speech. Awakura, the new plant's manager-to-be, decided to try out his remarks on his host, a local businessman. The Tuscaloosan said the speech, a relatively straightforward pitch on Awakura's hopes for the factory, was "no good. It may be good for an audience in the North--but not in the South.
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