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October 12, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan's myth of social harmony took a devastating blow last week when rioting erupted among day laborers in the country's largest skid row. Once the smoke cleared over the weekend, after four days of violence in Osaka's seedy Kamagasaki district, the monolithic Japanese media pointed a collective finger at police corruption as the cause of the rare disturbance.
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October 12, 1990 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan's myth of social harmony took a devastating blow last week when rioting erupted among day laborers in the country's largest skid row. Once the smoke cleared over the weekend, after four days of violence in Osaka's seedy Kamagasaki district, the monolithic Japanese media pointed a collective finger at police corruption as the cause of the rare disturbance.
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October 7, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Police fought pitched battles with rioters in Osaka as protests against alleged police corruption entered a fifth day. More than 1,100 rampaging Japanese workers set cars on fire, hurled stones and bottles, and tried to lay siege to a police station that has become a target of popular outrage over links between police and Japan's powerful yakuza , or gangsters.
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October 7, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Police fought pitched battles with rioters in Osaka as protests against alleged police corruption entered a fifth day. More than 1,100 rampaging Japanese workers set cars on fire, hurled stones and bottles, and tried to lay siege to a police station that has become a target of popular outrage over links between police and Japan's powerful yakuza , or gangsters.
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October 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 1,000 people angered by alleged police corruption took to the streets of a crime-ridden neighborhood in Osaka, burning barricades and pelting Japanese riot police with firebombs and rocks. At least 106 people, including 83 police officers, have been injured in several days of violence. The run-down neighborhood is known for its gangs, transient laborers and shabby hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | GLEN S. FUKUSHIMA, Glen S. Fukushima, an American businessman based in Tokyo, directed Japanese affairs at the office of the U.S. trade representative from 1985 to 1989. He currently serves as vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. and
The United States is losing public support in Japan. Over the past six or seven years, the United States has been portrayed here in steadily unfavorable terms. The result is a rising negative perception among the Japanese public of the United States as a nation, Americans as a people and American firms as reliable suppliers, employers and corporate citizens. The United States is routinely characterized in Japan as a violent, drug-ridden, illiterate, uncompetitive society in decline.
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January 9, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Drummer Youichi Hashimoto assumes a fearsome martial arts stance--legs spread wide, feet planted on the floor. As if stringing a giant bow, he slowly raises and opens his arms, in each hand a wooden drum stick the size of a baseball bat. From a preparatory stretch backward, he lunges forward toward a huge barrel drum and begins beating out thunderous rhythms. Folk traditions link these rhythms to the oar strokes made by Japanese ancestors as they crossed stormy seas to reach the islands.
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May 6, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
In the movies, Godzilla routinely tramples big Tokyo. In real life, good intentions regularly seem to do the same to Little Tokyo. Federal officials insisted it was for the good of the country that Japanese Americans in the downtown Los Angeles enclave were rounded up and sent off to detention camps at the start of World War II.
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March 6, 2005 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
Every move Komomo makes is rooted in Japanese ritual. The way her body sinks to kneel, or how she uses just the fingertips of her right hand to slide open the wood-framed Japanese doors. The way she moves like smoke across the room on her dancer's toes.
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October 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 1,000 people angered by alleged police corruption took to the streets of a crime-ridden neighborhood in Osaka, burning barricades and pelting Japanese riot police with firebombs and rocks. At least 106 people, including 83 police officers, have been injured in several days of violence. The run-down neighborhood is known for its gangs, transient laborers and shabby hotels.
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