June 23, 1985 |
This port city, one of the first to welcome foreigners to Japan, will opens its doors to the world again this summer when it will be host for the World University Games. Officials of the city of 1.4 million anticipate that more than 800,000 visitors will be present Aug. 24-Sept.4 to watch student athletes from around the globe vie for medals in 10 sports. "Kobe was actually the city which introduced foreign culture into Japan," said Katsumi Tashima of the Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1995 |
Parent Jan Hirsch learned an important lesson about getting prepared for a disaster. "I can't put it off. I need to get started, and I'm not going to let it overwhelm me," Hirsch said. "There are things you can do to cut the odds." Hirsch, other parents and community members attended a disaster preparedness program presented last week at Pegasus School by Glorria Morrison, the city's emergency services coordinator.
July 11, 1985
Pepperdine guard Dwayne Polee was selected to the U.S. basketball team that will play at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan.
April 21, 1991
Hiroshi Noda has been named president of Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. in Irvine. He succeeds Misao Yurikusa, who returns to Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. in Kobe, Japan, as associate director. Before his appointment, Noda was senior manager of the consumer products and components group's sales department for Kawasaki Heavy Industries. He also previously served in a variety of positions at the Irvine headquarters.
May 25, 1995
Maxim Marketing Corp., a Pomona-based firm that makes peanut butter-filled pretzels, is donating 100,000 bags of its snacks to the quake-devastated city of Kobe, Japan, according to corporate officials. Maxim President Terry Kroll said the firm will donate 100,000 bags of pretzels now in a Kobe warehouse to earthquake victims.