March 7, 1988 |
Standing on a promenade overlooking the Los Angeles skyline, Yukuo Takenaka surveyed the skyscrapers and pointed out some of the buildings owned by Japanese investors. Arco Tower. Chase Plaza. AT&T Tower. Manulife Plaza. "The Japanese don't own all of downtown," he said, grinning before he added, "Yet." Takenaka should know. As a partner in the accounting firm of Peat Marwick Main and head of its Japan Project, he has built an unrivaled roster of 1,200 Japanese clients in the United States.
August 7, 1988
The second annual Pacific Basin Development Conference in Maui, Hawaii, on Aug. 17-20 will be attended by 100 American real estate developers and leaders of Japanese real estate investment firms in the United States and Japan to explore potential joint ventures. Featured speakers will be Taizo Watanabe, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, and Jim Deane, prominent California home builder.
April 6, 1992 |
Anticipating that the U.S. government will eventually lift a ban on commercial activity with Vietnam, United Airlines is trying to lay the groundwork to establish flight service to that Southeast Asian nation. United Chairman Stephen M. Wolf met last week met with top aviation officials in Hanoi to convey his company's interest in establishing commercial service to Vietnam after a lifting of the U.S. government embargo on dealings with that country.
July 17, 1988
Direct capital investment in the United States by the Japanese and the potential for joint-venture relationships by Japanese and American real estate investors, developers and builders will be the focus of the second annual Pacific Basin Development Conference at the Wailea Resort on Maui, Hawaii, Aug. 17-20.
September 4, 1988 |
The Japanese certainly have the money to lend and spend on American real estate and a growing desire to joint venture with their U.S. counterparts. All that American would-be deal makers have to do is have lots of heart and patience. That was the crux of four days of discussions among 100 delegates attending the second annual Pacific Basin Development Conference, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, in Wailea, Hawaii.
November 5, 1989 |
Yukuo Takenaka's first brush with the differences between Japanese and American social customs came in a physical-education class in Salt Lake City when he was 15 years old. "We had a dancing class," he says, shaking his head. "That really shook me. You have to remember, in Japan in those days, we didn't even talk to girls and we certainly didn't hold hands. I had never danced in my life. In fact, I had never touched a woman's hand before. And in the United States, girls grow up very fast.