April 16, 1989 |
Kenichi Horie set sail for Japan on Saturday in his gleaming white Mermaid, a single-sail boat just 9 feet, 2 inches long with a 6-foot beam. He was the first Japanese sailor to cross the Pacific alone when he made a stormy, crossing from Osaka to San Francisco in 94 days in a 19-foot sloop in 1962. "Then, it was most wide ocean and smallest boat, and now this time, it's the same thing too," said Horie, 50, before sailing. He expects the 6,700-mile journey to take about 100 days.
May 31, 1989 |
Americans act "as if they have measles and are suffering from a high fever" when they talk about the FSX jet fighter and Japanese motives in the project, a senior executive with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said today. Mitsubishi, the chief contractor for the FSX project, has no intention of ever selling the FSX technology developed with the United States or using it to develop their own commercial aircraft, said Takaaki Yamada, executive vice president in charge of aviation. Yamada said Americans should concentrate on making their industry more competitive instead of attacking Japan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1994 |
Only four hours after two tiny, twin sisters prematurely entered the world Wednesday, they were awash in a sea of oohs and aahs from a handful of young Japanese nurses who spent the day touring UC Irvine Medical Center. Fifteen Japanese midwives are spending the week learning the medical and cultural differences between the two countries. One of their first revelations about American health care? Nurses wear pants. In Japan, they say, only dresses are allowed.
October 6, 1991
There's been a great deal of coverage lately on Japanese securities firms' practice of reimbursing clients for stock market losses. Much to my astonishment, this practice has been viewed with horror. It has been denounced by the government, spurred public apologies by several firms and prompted the resignation of senior officials. From my point of view, which would certainly be supported by many other investors, this is just another example of Japanese leadership in service to the public.
September 29, 1990 |
The Westwood art museum being built to honor industrialist Armand Hammer--limited in money it can get from Occidental Petroleum Corp. by a court settlement--is attempting to secure $13 million from an unidentified Japanese corporation, according to newly released court documents and museum officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1993 |
When the junior class at the prestigious International Business High School in Tokyo was planning its trip to California, the students contacted the city to volunteer for a community service project. Maybe we could work a day at an orphanage, the Japanese students suggested. Well, we really do not have any orphanages in this area, city officials said, but we do need help painting over graffiti. The students replied: What's graffiti?
June 18, 1989
The 166-room Cliffs Hotel in Pismo Beach has been sold to a Japanese company for $20 million, according to All-Seasons Resource Group of Rancho Mirage, which handled the sale.
December 4, 1996 |
After tracking Nazi war criminals for 17 years, the Justice Department took its first action against Japanese army veterans suspected of medically experimenting on prisoners and operating forced sex camps during World War II. Sixteen men who served in the Imperial Army were barred from ever entering the United States.
May 23, 1989 |
A record 8.43 million Japanese traveled abroad last year, up 23% from 6.83 million in 1987, due to the strong yen and a continued boom in tourism, a government report said today. The top destination was Hawaii, which drew 1.37 million Japanese, followed by Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. The overseas travelers chalked up a $15.8-billion deficit in the 1988 balance of travel payments, against Japan's overall trade surplus of $95 billion.
May 29, 1989 |
Despite the new competition among the auto makers for Hollywood exposure, the Japanese remain surprisingly reluctant to get deeply involved in movie product placement. Toyota has not agreed to work with any television or feature film production since "Back to the Future." Honda officials say their firm has never agreed to work on a television show or movie, and has no plans to do so. Nissan has worked with only two movies recently, including "Blind Date," a Bruce Willis film that featured a Nissan 300ZX.