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July 15, 1991 | HAL FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ask the average Japanese whether the United States or Japan makes better cars, he may think you're joking. Japanese autos, after all, consistently beat the rest of the pack in customer satisfaction surveys. It's the same with Japanese televisions, stereos and a host of other products. But when the subject turns to furniture--well, that's a different story.
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July 15, 1991 | HAL FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ask the average Japanese whether the United States or Japan makes better cars, he may think you're joking. Japanese autos, after all, consistently beat the rest of the pack in customer satisfaction surveys. It's the same with Japanese televisions, stereos and a host of other products. But when the subject turns to furniture--well, that's a different story.
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March 2, 1997 | ELIZABETH LAZAROWITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenichi Miyazaki and his wife, Kaori, were so impressed by the furniture they saw on trips to the United States that when they rebuilt their home last year, they were determined to fill it with U.S. imports. "We picked American furniture both for its design and the fact that it's well-made," said Kenichi, 47, adding that he really likes its "generous size." Kaori, 44, said she enjoys "the comfortable feel." Japanese consumers used to be as wary of purchasing U.S.
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