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January 24, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Honda, Sony and other blue-chip Japanese exporters prosper under today's cheap yen, the country's economic predicament seems stacked against the heart of its economy--the small and medium-sized companies that employ two-thirds of Japan's nonfarm workers. Entrepreneurs like Norimichi Suzuki often are overlooked in the talk about Japan's seeming powerlessness to pull the rest of Asia out of its tailspin.
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January 24, 1998 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Honda, Sony and other blue-chip Japanese exporters prosper under today's cheap yen, the country's economic predicament seems stacked against the heart of its economy--the small and medium-sized companies that employ two-thirds of Japan's nonfarm workers. Entrepreneurs like Norimichi Suzuki often are overlooked in the talk about Japan's seeming powerlessness to pull the rest of Asia out of its tailspin.
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April 6, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a major U.S.-Japanese trade agreement in hand, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu appealed to the Japanese people today for "understanding and cooperation" in carrying out sweeping changes in Japanese business practices. Kaifu said at a nationally televised news conference that Japan has agreed to U.S. demands for a series of reforms in order to raise Japanese living standards and "maintain friendly relations" with the United States.
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April 6, 1990 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a major U.S.-Japanese trade agreement in hand, Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu appealed to the Japanese people today for "understanding and cooperation" in carrying out sweeping changes in Japanese business practices. Kaifu said at a nationally televised news conference that Japan has agreed to U.S. demands for a series of reforms in order to raise Japanese living standards and "maintain friendly relations" with the United States.
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