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.
July 10, 1989 |
Six of the 10 richest people in the world are Japanese but the United States still leads the world in the total number of billionaires, according to estimates compiled by Forbes magazine. For the third straight year, Yoshiaki Tsutsumi led Forbes' list of private billionaires even though his wealth wasn't reported to be quite as great as had been estimated 12 months ago.
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.
June 15, 1989 |
The menu may be Western, but Greco, a new restaurant-bar in Little Tokyo, is thoroughly Japanese. This smartly designed space functions primarily as a nightclub with kimono-clad hostesses. Businessmen entertain clients there, and Japanese expatriates drop in to relax from the strain of speaking English and to experience the ambience of home. Some nights there is jazz piano; other nights, a pianist-singer encourages the customers to perform. For the first few weeks after opening in March, Greco maintained an ambitious schedule of lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails, dinner and hostess club.
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.