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March 14, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS JR., Times Staff Writer
On Bangkok's Silom Road, the city's most fashionable shopping district, pushcart vendors peddle fakes on the sidewalk just a few quick steps from the real stuff in upscale boutiques. Cartier watches, Lee jeans and Lionel Richie tapes--every one a counterfeit--are pawed by swarms of tourists. A phony Gucci bag goes for $16 on the street outside the central Silom department store; the genuine article costs $140 inside.
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March 14, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS JR., Times Staff Writer
On Bangkok's Silom Road, the city's most fashionable shopping district, pushcart vendors peddle fakes on the sidewalk just a few quick steps from the real stuff in upscale boutiques. Cartier watches, Lee jeans and Lionel Richie tapes--every one a counterfeit--are pawed by swarms of tourists. A phony Gucci bag goes for $16 on the street outside the central Silom department store; the genuine article costs $140 inside.
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April 27, 1994 | JAMES FLANIGAN
As news came from Tokyo that Japan's ruling coalition was breaking apart, imperiling new Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata's tenure, leading experts on Japan and Asia were meeting in Los Angeles to hear author James Fallows talk about his new book, "Looking at the Sun: The Rise of the New East Asian Economic and Political System."
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