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April 9, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East is East and West is West, and it was the Ventures' good fortune to discover more than 30 years ago that the twang is where they meet. In 1965 the Ventures touched down for their first headlining tour of Japan. As Don Wilson and Mel Taylor tell it, the greeting they received at the airport was little short of Beatlemaniacal. Thus began a long-running love affair between Japanese fans and the best-selling instrumental rock band ever.
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April 9, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East is East and West is West, and it was the Ventures' good fortune to discover more than 30 years ago that the twang is where they meet. In 1965 the Ventures touched down for their first headlining tour of Japan. As Don Wilson and Mel Taylor tell it, the greeting they received at the airport was little short of Beatlemaniacal. Thus began a long-running love affair between Japanese fans and the best-selling instrumental rock band ever.
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April 8, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East is East and West is West, and it was the Ventures' good fortune to discover more than 30 years ago that the twang is where they meet. In 1965 the Ventures touched down for their first headlining tour of Japan; as Don Wilson and Mel Taylor tell it, the greeting they received at the airport was little short of Beatlemaniacal. Thus began a long-running love affair between Japanese fans and the bestselling instrumental rock band ever.
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April 8, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East is East and West is West, and it was the Ventures' good fortune to discover more than 30 years ago that the twang is where they meet. In 1965 the Ventures touched down for their first headlining tour of Japan; as Don Wilson and Mel Taylor tell it, the greeting they received at the airport was little short of Beatlemaniacal. Thus began a long-running love affair between Japanese fans and the bestselling instrumental rock band ever.
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July 27, 2001 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investors hammered Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp. on Thursday after the company stunned investors with unexpectedly poor earnings as the slowing global economy cut demand for products such as TVs and mobile phones. After being converted into dollars, Sony's results showed a net loss of $243 million for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30. Sony's operating income plunged 90% during the quarter to just $24 million.
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