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August 1, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
After 14 days of brass bands, motorcycle escorts and meetings with the chief executives of Asian nations and corporations doing business in Los Angeles, Mayor Tom Bradley wrapped up his sixth Asian tour here Sunday, declaring that the four-nation trip had been "a great success."
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May 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a small matter, really, in the multibillion-dollar world of the Sony Corp. Seven shipping containers crammed with televisions, radios and electronic gadgets had disappeared from a terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The incident happened nearly six months ago, but port officials were still jittery about it when they called on Sony officials here last week. "The numbers are insignificant," said Ezunial Burts, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a small matter, really, in the multibillion-dollar world of the Sony Corp. Seven shipping containers crammed with televisions, radios and electronic gadgets had disappeared from a terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The incident happened nearly six months ago, but port officials were still jittery about it when they called on Sony officials here last week. "The numbers are insignificant," said Ezunial Burts, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention the fact that Shuji Nomura is one of the highest-paid employees of the city of Los Angeles, and he responds with exasperation. "Yeah. So I hear." Nomura is paid just over $100,000 a year as the Japanese representative of the Port of Los Angeles. Another $159,000 is allocated each year to cover the rent for his office in Tokyo and to pay for some expense account lunches and business meetings. A gregarious cheerleader for the port, Nomura, 58, apparently embraces his job with enthusiasm.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1988 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
When Nantucket Corp. set up a joint venture with a Japanese company to begin selling its computer software to Japan, chief financial officer Ken Keegan did not ask his banker for financing. Instead, he turned to a novel export financing program established last year by Mayor Tom Bradley's office and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. So far, the L.A. XPORT program has approved 14 loans totaling $10.3 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention the fact that Shuji Nomura is one of the highest-paid employees of the city of Los Angeles, and he responds with exasperation. "Yeah. So I hear." Nomura is paid just over $100,000 a year as the Japanese representative of the Port of Los Angeles. Another $159,000 is allocated each year to cover the rent for his office in Tokyo and to pay for some expense account lunches and business meetings. A gregarious cheerleader for the port, Nomura, 58, apparently embraces his job with enthusiasm.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1988 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
When Nantucket Corp. set up a joint venture with a Japanese company to begin selling its computer software to Japan, chief financial officer Ken Keegan did not ask his banker for financing. Instead, he turned to a novel export financing program established last year by Mayor Tom Bradley's office and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. So far, the L.A. XPORT program has approved 14 loans totaling $10.3 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
After 14 days of brass bands, motorcycle escorts and meetings with the chief executives of Asian nations and corporations doing business in Los Angeles, Mayor Tom Bradley wrapped up his sixth Asian tour here Sunday, declaring that the four-nation trip had been "a great success."
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