May 17, 1993 |
From Tokyo to L.A. to New York, the Japanese are saying black is beautiful. Trade talk is in the air. Japanese endowments to African-American institutions are rising. You can't be cool in Tokyo without Spike Lee's clothes. The mood has changed on both sides since the mid-1980s, when Japanese officials such as then-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone offended African-Americans with racially charged comments implying that they have lower intelligence.
January 4, 1992 |
Signs are emerging that Japanese organized crime syndicates are building their presence in the United States, following the huge wave of investment and legitimate business from Japan since the late-1980s, law enforcement officials say. Members of the yakuza , or boryokudan , crime families are starting to spread out from their traditional U.S.
May 22, 1989 |
For more than a century, the red-brick Tennessee Military Institute overlooking this rural town turned out an elite, dedicated corps of young Americans, many of whom went on to success and fortune as soldiers, politicians, doctors and lawyers. Then, like many military schools, it went bust. But now the fortress-like facility is set to turn out a new generation of future leaders--for Japan. Last summer, the 13 buildings and 144 rolling acres that composed the old school were purchased for $2.4 million by the Presbyterian-affiliated Meiji Gakuin (pronounced MAY-gee GAH-kwan)
October 31, 1989
I was disappointed to read your editorial. As a graduate of South Pasadena High School and a resident of Alhambra, I have friends on both sides of the issue. Beyond the destruction and disruption of a small town that this construction would bring, there is one concern that stands out. That is the problem of the proximity of this proposed link to South Pasadena High. If I were emperor of the universe, it would be a capital crime to even consider placing a freeway near a school.
September 13, 1988 |
Japanese auto companies are locating most of their new American plants far from black population centers and are then hiring blacks at rates well below their representation in nearby areas, according to a new study. Blacks are under-represented at virtually every Japanese "transplant" auto factory in the United States, according to a review of Japanese hiring patterns by University of Michigan researchers Robert Cole and Donald Deskins.
August 25, 1988 |
Sharp Corp., saying it is cheaper to make some products in the United States than in Japan, announced Wednesday that it will begin exporting American-made microwave ovens to 11 European countries. The Japanese consumer products company said its U.S. subsidiary, Sharp Electronics, will ship about 60,000 ovens to Europe during the next few months. By the end of next year, the unit is expected to have shipped to Europe 100,000 ovens worth about $12 million. Each oven is 0.6 cubic feet in size.