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August 15, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Federal Express is not happy with its delivery time to Japan. The three days it takes for a package from the United States to reach its destination in Japan is the longest for any of the 100 foreign countries that Federal Express serves. The Memphis, Tenn., company normally delivers packages to other foreign destinations in two days.
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BUSINESS
September 5, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese container ships pulling into the ports of Seattle, Houston and New York today faced penalties of $100,000 apiece as negotiators for the U.S. and Japan continued efforts to resolve the shipping dispute that triggered the huge fines. But Japanese shipping executives voiced confidence Thursday that U.S. and Japanese trade officials would reach an agreement soon because of the huge stake both countries have in the bilateral trade relationship.
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BUSINESS
January 24, 1991
* The Japan Seaman's Union voted to allow Japan-flagged vessels to call at ports in Qatar, reversing its earlier decision to bar its members from moving into the western half of the Persian Gulf. * Iberia SA, Spain's national carrier, said it would reduce flights between New York and Madrid because fears of terrorist attacks had lowered passenger demand. Earlier this week, the airline reduced flights to seven European cities and to five cities in Spain.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI and JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a dispute that threatens to snarl shipments to West Coast ports and sour U.S.-Japan maritime relations, Japan's three major shipping lines braced themselves for penalties of $100,000 on every Japanese container ship that calls on a U.S. port beginning today. A midnight Wednesday deadline imposed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission was to trigger the penalties unless Japan agreed to give U.S. shippers better access to Japanese ports. U.S.
NEWS
January 5, 1993 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plutonium-loaded Japanese freighter, whose 20,000-mile journey around the globe has drawn world attention to Japan's controversial nuclear energy policies, arrived safely at a port 75 miles north of here today. Half a dozen rubber dinghies manned by activists churned the waters in the port, and a few hundred demonstrators protested noisily on shore as the 3,800-ton Akatsuki Maru sailed into the private port of Japan's Tokai nuclear complex shortly after 7 a.m.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japanese container ships pulling into the ports of Seattle, Houston and New York today faced penalties of $100,000 apiece as negotiators for the U.S. and Japan continued efforts to resolve the shipping dispute that triggered the huge fines. But Japanese shipping executives voiced confidence Thursday that U.S. and Japanese trade officials would reach an agreement soon because of the huge stake both countries have in the bilateral trade relationship.
NEWS
October 7, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Countries along the route of the Akatsuki Maru, a Japanese ship on its way to France to pick up a ton of plutonium, are objecting in growing numbers to having the deadly cargo transported through their back yards. "We think the proposed shipment of plutonium through Pacific waters poses a significant risk to us and to other Pacific peoples," Bernard Dowiyogo, president of the tiny Pacific island republic of Nauru, told anti-nuclear activists who packed a small auditorium in Tokyo last weekend.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1990 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly emerging Asian nations are proving fertile ground for advertising agencies. Even in China, where last year's massacre of anti-government demonstrators frightened off foreign investors, multinationals are launching ad campaigns to introduce products. "In all of the areas of the world, the long-term growth expectations are highest in the Asia-Pacific market," said William C. Thompson Jr., vice chairman of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, a New York-based agency.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI and JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a dispute that threatens to snarl shipments to West Coast ports and sour U.S.-Japan maritime relations, Japan's three major shipping lines braced themselves for penalties of $100,000 on every Japanese container ship that calls on a U.S. port beginning today. A midnight Wednesday deadline imposed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission was to trigger the penalties unless Japan agreed to give U.S. shippers better access to Japanese ports. U.S.
NEWS
April 18, 1996 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Clinton descended from a helicopter onto the hot, black flight deck of the berthed U.S. aircraft carrier Independence on Wednesday, thousands of sailors in dress blues went wild. Sailors from ships that operate out of this port city south of Tokyo--including the only American carrier based outside the U.S.--waved tiny American flags, cheered and hoisted themselves on friends' shoulders, straining for a glimpse of the president.
NEWS
January 5, 1993 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plutonium-loaded Japanese freighter, whose 20,000-mile journey around the globe has drawn world attention to Japan's controversial nuclear energy policies, arrived safely at a port 75 miles north of here today. Half a dozen rubber dinghies manned by activists churned the waters in the port, and a few hundred demonstrators protested noisily on shore as the 3,800-ton Akatsuki Maru sailed into the private port of Japan's Tokai nuclear complex shortly after 7 a.m.
NEWS
November 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
An armed Japanese escort ship collided Sunday with a Greenpeace boat tracking a freighter laden with highly toxic plutonium, the environmental group and Japan's coast guard said. Japan is shipping the plutonium home to fire up a new generation of nuclear fast-breeder reactors. Greenpeace opposes the shipment and is trailing the cargo ship, saying the plutonium poses huge dangers ranging from a spill to an attack by terrorists seeking nuclear bomb-making material. The Akatsuki Maru, carrying 1.
NEWS
October 7, 1992 | LESLIE HELM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Countries along the route of the Akatsuki Maru, a Japanese ship on its way to France to pick up a ton of plutonium, are objecting in growing numbers to having the deadly cargo transported through their back yards. "We think the proposed shipment of plutonium through Pacific waters poses a significant risk to us and to other Pacific peoples," Bernard Dowiyogo, president of the tiny Pacific island republic of Nauru, told anti-nuclear activists who packed a small auditorium in Tokyo last weekend.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1991
* The Japan Seaman's Union voted to allow Japan-flagged vessels to call at ports in Qatar, reversing its earlier decision to bar its members from moving into the western half of the Persian Gulf. * Iberia SA, Spain's national carrier, said it would reduce flights between New York and Madrid because fears of terrorist attacks had lowered passenger demand. Earlier this week, the airline reduced flights to seven European cities and to five cities in Spain.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1990 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly emerging Asian nations are proving fertile ground for advertising agencies. Even in China, where last year's massacre of anti-government demonstrators frightened off foreign investors, multinationals are launching ad campaigns to introduce products. "In all of the areas of the world, the long-term growth expectations are highest in the Asia-Pacific market," said William C. Thompson Jr., vice chairman of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, a New York-based agency.
NEWS
November 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
An armed Japanese escort ship collided Sunday with a Greenpeace boat tracking a freighter laden with highly toxic plutonium, the environmental group and Japan's coast guard said. Japan is shipping the plutonium home to fire up a new generation of nuclear fast-breeder reactors. Greenpeace opposes the shipment and is trailing the cargo ship, saying the plutonium poses huge dangers ranging from a spill to an attack by terrorists seeking nuclear bomb-making material. The Akatsuki Maru, carrying 1.
NEWS
April 18, 1996 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Clinton descended from a helicopter onto the hot, black flight deck of the berthed U.S. aircraft carrier Independence on Wednesday, thousands of sailors in dress blues went wild. Sailors from ships that operate out of this port city south of Tokyo--including the only American carrier based outside the U.S.--waved tiny American flags, cheered and hoisted themselves on friends' shoulders, straining for a glimpse of the president.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1988 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Federal Express is not happy with its delivery time to Japan. The three days it takes for a package from the United States to reach its destination in Japan is the longest for any of the 100 foreign countries that Federal Express serves. The Memphis, Tenn., company normally delivers packages to other foreign destinations in two days.
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