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October 1, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
While a student in the late 1940s at Tokyo University, Seiji Tsutsumi enraged his capitalist father by demonstrating on behalf of left-wing causes. He paid a hefty price. When father Yasujiro died in 1964, he left the bulk of his real estate and transportation empire to Seiji's reportedly illegitimate half-brother Yoshiaki, whom Forbes magazine has identified as the world's richest man.
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October 1, 1988 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
While a student in the late 1940s at Tokyo University, Seiji Tsutsumi enraged his capitalist father by demonstrating on behalf of left-wing causes. He paid a hefty price. When father Yasujiro died in 1964, he left the bulk of his real estate and transportation empire to Seiji's reportedly illegitimate half-brother Yoshiaki, whom Forbes magazine has identified as the world's richest man.
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BUSINESS
October 1, 1988 | JONATHAN PETERSON, Times Staff Writer
A giant Tokyo conglomerate Friday agreed to buy the worldwide Inter-Continental Hotel group for $2.27 billion, transferring ownership of some of the world's most famous luxury hotels from the British to the Japanese. The purchase by the Seibu Saison Group includes the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, the May Fair in London and part ownership of the Willard in Washington. Grand Metropolitan PLC, the British firm that owns Inter-Continental, announced the sale after agreement was reached in Tokyo.
BUSINESS
October 1, 1988 | JONATHAN PETERSON, Times Staff Writer
A giant Tokyo conglomerate Friday agreed to buy the worldwide Inter-Continental Hotel group for $2.27 billion, transferring ownership of some of the world's most famous luxury hotels from the British to the Japanese. The purchase by the Seibu Saison Group includes the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, the May Fair in London and part ownership of the Willard in Washington. Grand Metropolitan PLC, the British firm that owns Inter-Continental, announced the sale after agreement was reached in Tokyo.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1990 | ELAINE KURTENBACH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Japanese businessmen are extending a tentative lifeline to the ailing Soviet economy even though their government has avoided wider ties pending resolution of a long-standing territorial dispute. A number of companies have signed contracts or worked behind the scenes to help the Soviets in their herculean task of converting to a market-oriented economy.
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February 24, 1991 | CLAYTON JONES, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Little noticed recently at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was a peculiar spectator, Grigory Yavlinsky. As a top economic planner in Moscow, he was taking a cram course in how pit traders use finger language to furiously buy and sell private capital. He, like dozens of other Soviets, is doing what Western nations have been doing for more than a decade: learning from the Japanese.
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July 12, 1992 | Phillip Lopate, Lopate is author of the novel "The Rug Merchant , " and "Against Joie de Vivre," a collection of essays). and
"What imprisoned me was the organization I myself had built. This organization had become one of the knots in an invisible net cast over the world, enveloping this fifty-second-floor office. . . . I am, however, pushed forward by the feeling that I must scrupulously fulfill my obligations. I keep running without knowing why."
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