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March 4, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man suspected of threatening the life of a Japanese businessman later found slain in his Camarillo home may have been a solicitor for a homeless shelter whose entreaty was misinterpreted, authorities said. Ventura County Sheriff's Cmdr. Vincent France said detectives learned that a representative of a San Fernando Valley rescue mission was soliciting donations Feb. 10 in Yasuo Kato's Arabian Place neighborhood.
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June 15, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Japanese owners of Santa Paula's historic Glen Tavern Inn are refurbishing the dilapidated structure and plan to reopen it as a school for the study of Western culture, representatives said Monday. The decision to reopen the school came to light Monday, two months after Santa Paula officials nearly took the owners to court over safety violations that had prompted the city to cut off the building's utilities.
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February 27, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mainstream newspapers here were restrained in their reporting of the stabbing death of Yasuo Kato in Camarillo, but Japan's most popular tabloid went to town with the story. The tabloid, Nikkan Sports, devoted half of its Wednesday morning front page to covering the story under the headline: "Japanese murdered, is anti-Japanese feeling the motivation? Threatened with murder, told recession is Japan's fault. Sense of crisis among 1.09 million Japanese and Japanese-Americans."
NEWS
March 4, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man suspected of threatening the life of a Japanese businessman later found slain in his Camarillo home may have been a solicitor for a homeless shelter whose entreaty was misinterpreted, authorities said. Ventura County Sheriff's Cmdr. Vincent France said detectives learned that a representative of a San Fernando Valley rescue mission was soliciting donations Feb. 10 in Yasuo Kato's Arabian Place neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Japanese owners of Santa Paula's historic Glen Tavern Inn are refurbishing the dilapidated structure and plan to reopen it as a school for the study of Western culture, representatives said Monday. The decision to reopen the school came to light Monday, two months after Santa Paula officials nearly took the owners to court over safety violations that had prompted the city to cut off the building's utilities.
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February 26, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Japanese businessman stabbed to death in his Camarillo home had told sheriff's deputies earlier that a motorcyclist claiming to be "an unemployed American worker who lost his job because of the Japanese" threatened his life, authorities said Tuesday. The Feb. 9 confrontation is the only firm lead the Ventura County Sheriff's Department has in the killing Sunday of Yasuo Kato, said Sheriff's Cmdr. Vincent W. France.
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Japanese businessman was found stabbed to death in the garage of his Camarillo home Monday, and detectives were investigating a possible link to anti-Japanese threats made against the victim two weeks ago. Yasuo Kato, 49, was confronted at his front door Feb. 9 by two bikers who tried to extort money from him while blaming Japan for the U.S. recession, police said. One biker reportedly threatened Kato's life repeatedly after Kato pushed him out of the house and locked the door.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese businessman found stabbed to death in his Camarillo home left heavy debts and a foundering machine-tool company in Japan when he moved here in 1988, according to Japan's largest daily newspaper. The information about Yasuo Kato's legacy of debt came Friday as Ventura County investigators continued to examine the possibility that Kato was killed by Japanese gangsters in connection with his business dealings.
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February 27, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER and KARL SCHOENBERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Along with investigating whether the slaying of a Japanese businessman from Camarillo was a hate crime, detectives are exploring whether he may have been killed by Japanese gangsters because of business dealings, authorities said Wednesday. While pursuing the possibility that Yasuo Kato's killing was committed by a motorcyclist who threatened his life two weeks earlier, Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese businessman found stabbed to death in his Camarillo home left heavy debts and a foundering machine-tool company in Japan when he moved here in 1988, according to Japan's largest daily newspaper. The information about Yasuo Kato's legacy of debt came Friday as Ventura County investigators continued to examine the possibility that Kato was killed by Japanese gangsters in connection with his business dealings.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mainstream newspapers here were restrained in their reporting of the stabbing death of Yasuo Kato in Camarillo, but Japan's most popular tabloid went to town with the story. The tabloid, Nikkan Sports, devoted half of its Wednesday morning front page to covering the story under the headline: "Japanese murdered, is anti-Japanese feeling the motivation? Threatened with murder, told recession is Japan's fault. Sense of crisis among 1.09 million Japanese and Japanese-Americans."
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER and KARL SCHOENBERGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Along with investigating whether the slaying of a Japanese businessman from Camarillo was a hate crime, detectives are exploring whether he may have been killed by Japanese gangsters because of business dealings, authorities said Wednesday. While pursuing the possibility that Yasuo Kato's killing was committed by a motorcyclist who threatened his life two weeks earlier, Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Japanese businessman stabbed to death in his Camarillo home had told sheriff's deputies earlier that a motorcyclist claiming to be "an unemployed American worker who lost his job because of the Japanese" threatened his life, authorities said Tuesday. The Feb. 9 confrontation is the only firm lead the Ventura County Sheriff's Department has in the killing Sunday of Yasuo Kato, said Sheriff's Cmdr. Vincent W. France.
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Japanese businessman was found stabbed to death in the garage of his Camarillo home Monday, and detectives were investigating a possible link to anti-Japanese threats made against the victim two weeks ago. Yasuo Kato, 49, was confronted at his front door Feb. 9 by two bikers who tried to extort money from him while blaming Japan for the U.S. recession, police said. One biker reportedly threatened Kato's life repeatedly after Kato pushed him out of the house and locked the door.
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