October 15, 1991 |
Showscan to Supply Japanese Theme Park Attractions: Showscan Corp. said it would supply two thrill-ride films to be used at new theme park attractions under construction by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The Culver City-based designer of advanced images and technologies said it also would supply two equipment packages and advisory services through its Japanese subsidiary, Imagine Japan Inc.
March 31, 1989
Japan awarded an $81-million contract to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to design the FSX fighter plane, although no final agreement with the United States on the joint project has been reached. The contract includes groundwork for a design based on the U.S.-built F-16 warplane, a spokesman for Japan's Defense Agency said. In Washington, the White House said that major issues remain unresolved in the proposed U.S.-Japan accord, including who gets patents derived from the project.
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.
May 11, 1989 |
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly today to approve the $7-billion U.S.-Japanese program to develop and co-produce the advanced FSX fighter plane for Japan. On a 9-8 vote, the committee rejected a resolution to disapprove the deal, which has sparked strong criticism on Capitol Hill over technological and economic issues. A companion resolution of disapproval has been introduced in the House. Today's committee action on the FSX followed a closed-door intelligence briefing for the Senate panel on Japanese involvement in a suspected Libyan chemical weapons complex.
December 1, 1988 |
Japan and the United States signed an agreement to begin a multibillion-dollar joint venture to develop a state-of-the-art jet fighter for Japan's air defense. The agreement, signed Tuesday, calls for St. Louis-based General Dynamics Corp. and three Japanese companies--Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.--to jointly develop the new fighter based on the General Dynamics F-16.
September 23, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Federal regulators have issued proposed safety violation citations to Southern California Edison Co. and its contractor for alleged design flaws in steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday released the results of an inspection into the failures that led to Edison's decision in June to shutter two units at the electricity generating station near San Clemente. In January of 2012, steam tubes in one of the units began to leak and the complex was shut down.