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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.
April 11, 1985
The United States Amateur Basketball Assn. begins trials today to select players for the West Regional women's team that will compete in the National Sports Festival at Baton Rouge, La., July 21-Aug. 1. More than 150 high school and college players will be trying to earn a spot on the West team during the trials that start today and end Sunday at UCLA. Those selected will have the opportunity to compete for the United States in the World University Games at Kobe, Japan, Aug. 24-Sept. 4.
April 25, 1995
Los Angeles Unified School District students, teachers and employees have raised $36,200 to help earthquake victims in Kobe, Japan, district officials said Monday. Los Angeles school board members Warren Furutani and Julie Korenstein last week presented a check for the Kobe Relief Fund to representatives of the Japan America Society of Southern California and the Japanese Consulate.
July 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
One of the world's largest tall ships arrived here Friday from Japan as part of a merchant marine training program. The Nippon Maru II's 107 crew members and 103 cadets are from the Japanese Sea Training Institute, according to Sail San Francisco, a nonprofit organization that promotes international friendship and goodwill through sail training. The ship, which sailed to San Francisco from Kobe, Japan, also plans to visit Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii, during its 85-day instruction cruise.
February 14, 1989 | From Times wire services
USX Corp. said today it plans to establish a joint venture with Kobe Steel Ltd. of Japan to operate the U.S. company's specialty bar and tubular products plant at Lorain, Ohio. Each partner will own 50% of the joint venture, which will buy the Lorain plant and become the new employer of the approximately 3,000 workers who operate the plant. USX withheld the proposed purchase price in a printed statement. The deal will be the first investment in the U.S.
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