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September 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Contractor Faces Bribery Charge: Teruzo Yoshino, chairman of Japan's largest construction firm, Shimizu Corp., was arrested on charges of offering a $96,000 bribe to Fujio Takeuchi, former governor of Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, in exchange for public works projects, Japanese news services reported. Yoshino, 75, denied the allegations. The arrest is part of a wider probe of alleged bribes from major Japanese construction firms.
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February 4, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Unified School District may have to pay millions of dollars extra to find and clean up chemical hazards at its new downtown high school because top officials failed to act on warnings five years ago that they bought the land without adequate environmental tests, interviews and records show. The warning came in a 1994 memo, distributed to then-Supt.
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BUSINESS
November 10, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese contracting giant Shimizu Corp. has acquired a majority interest in the $171-million Great American Plaza office complex now under construction in downtown San Diego, Great American Bank announced. Thursday's announcement capped a two-year search for financing by Great American, a $16.4-billion savings and loan based in San Diego that will move its headquarters to the site upon completion in 1991. Shimizu Land Corp.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Japanese Contractor Faces Bribery Charge: Teruzo Yoshino, chairman of Japan's largest construction firm, Shimizu Corp., was arrested on charges of offering a $96,000 bribe to Fujio Takeuchi, former governor of Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, in exchange for public works projects, Japanese news services reported. Yoshino, 75, denied the allegations. The arrest is part of a wider probe of alleged bribes from major Japanese construction firms.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1993 | Ted Johnson, Times correspondent
While the $500-million Main Street Concourse project would change Santa Ana's skyline, real estate brokers doubt that it will fly. The city gave its OK this week to the eagerly awaited project, which includes what would be the county's tallest office building.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual international cooperative effort in space exploration, McDonnell Douglas Corp. is teaming up with a Japanese engineering company to develop technologies that someday could be used to establish permanent colonies on the moon or to explore Mars. Huntington Beach-based McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., a major contractor on the controversial space station program, said Thursday that it had reached agreement with Shimizu Corp., Japan's largest general contracting firm.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual international cooperative effort in space exploration, McDonnell Douglas Corp. is teaming up with a Japanese engineering company to develop technologies that someday could be used to establish permanent colonies on the moon or to explore Mars. McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., a major contractor on the controversial space station program, said Thursday that it had reached agreement with Shimizu Corp., Japan's largest general contracting firm. Shimizu has been involved in many U.
NEWS
February 4, 1999 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles Unified School District may have to pay millions of dollars extra to find and clean up chemical hazards at its new downtown high school because top officials failed to act on warnings five years ago that they bought the land without adequate environmental tests, interviews and records show. The warning came in a 1994 memo, distributed to then-Supt.
REAL ESTATE
August 17, 1986
Zelman Development Co. sold a building and nearly 18 acres of land in Torrance's Civic Center Business Park for more than $18 million to a partnership of Epson Corp. and Shimizu America Corp. Boise Cascade will remain the tenant in the 114,000-square foot industrial building according to William D. Feldman Associates, the brokerage that represented Zelman.
REAL ESTATE
August 9, 1987
Work is under way on the $400-million Camelback Esplanade in Phoenix, a joint project of the Symington Co. and Shimizu Land Corp. The first phase on the 22.5-acre site will include a Ritz-Carlton hotel, an 11-story office tower and about 22,000 square feet of retail space. Phoenix-based Symington will be the developer, Shimizu will act as the construction coordinator, and HuntCor Inc., also based in Phoenix, will be general contractor.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1993 | Ted Johnson, Times correspondent
While the $500-million Main Street Concourse project would change Santa Ana's skyline, real estate brokers doubt that it will fly. The city gave its OK this week to the eagerly awaited project, which includes what would be the county's tallest office building.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual international cooperative effort in space exploration, McDonnell Douglas Corp. is teaming up with a Japanese engineering company to develop technologies that someday could be used to establish permanent colonies on the moon or to explore Mars. Huntington Beach-based McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., a major contractor on the controversial space station program, said Thursday that it had reached agreement with Shimizu Corp., Japan's largest general contracting firm.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual international cooperative effort in space exploration, McDonnell Douglas Corp. is teaming up with a Japanese engineering company to develop technologies that someday could be used to establish permanent colonies on the moon or to explore Mars. McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., a major contractor on the controversial space station program, said Thursday that it had reached agreement with Shimizu Corp., Japan's largest general contracting firm. Shimizu has been involved in many U.
BUSINESS
November 10, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese contracting giant Shimizu Corp. has acquired a majority interest in the $171-million Great American Plaza office complex now under construction in downtown San Diego, Great American Bank announced. Thursday's announcement capped a two-year search for financing by Great American, a $16.4-billion savings and loan based in San Diego that will move its headquarters to the site upon completion in 1991. Shimizu Land Corp.
REAL ESTATE
May 14, 1989
A $40-million, 400,000-square-foot business park will be developed on a 20-acre Torrance parcel formerly used as a maintenance center for the Red Car trolley line. The developer, Shimizu Land Corp., an American affiliate of one of Japan's "Big 6" general contractors, has paid about $14 million for the land east of the intersection of 208th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. The business park will be Shimizu Land's first solo venture in the Southland. The Seeley Co.'s Torrance office represented Shimizu in the transaction; the seller, Reynolds Metals Development Co., Richmond, Va., negotiated in its own behalf.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
In a deal that demonstrates increasing Japanese interest in San Diego real estate, a group including a Japanese real estate investor and the Four Seasons Hotel chain has signed an agreement to build a luxury resort in Carlsbad costing more than $100 million. The 450-room Four Seasons Aviara, scheduled to open in 1992 on the north shore of Batiquitos Lagoon, will be operated by the Four Seasons chain, Toronto-based owner-operator of 22 luxury properties in the United States, Canada and Britain.
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