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My bridge to America : discovering the new world for Minolta

My bridge to America : discovering the new world for Minolta

Author: Sam Kusumoto; Edmund P Murray
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kusumoto, Sam, 1928-
My bridge to America.
New York : Dutton, ©1989
Named Person: Sam Kusumoto; Sam Kusumoto; Sam Kusumoto; Sam Kusumoto
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Kusumoto; Edmund P Murray
ISBN: 0525247874 9780525247876
OCLC Number: 19590213
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. My heritage, 1928-1945 --
"The Henry Ford of Korea" --
The war years --
Home to Japan --
II. Higher education, 1945-1954 --
The lessons of war --
MacArthur's Japan --
How to succeed at college without really studying --
Growing up with Minolta --
III. Pioneer in America, 1954-1958 --
The land of opportunity --
Beating a path --
Early American mentors --
IV. The golden years, 1958-1969 --
Our man from America --
Becoming Japanese --
The secret of Japan's success --
The midnight president --
A marriage in Japan --
Pitcher and catcher --
Adventures in Europe --
Minolta's space program --
Our co-prosperity sphere --
V. Drawn to the magnet, 1969-1989 --
Starting a second life --
The cheese in the mousetrap --
Minolta 101: Cameras to copiers --
America, the beautiful --
Light up Times Square --
Texas and me --
The minds behind Minolta --
Why America exports Japanese cameras to Japan --
Don't try selling yachts to China, but ... --
Evolution is a capitalist tool --
Death and reflection --
Henry, the future, and me --
The bridge complete --
My debt to America.
Responsibility: Sam Kusumoto with Edmund P. Murray.


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