During the 1980s, Americans became aware of foreign (especially Japanese) direct investment in the U.S. To some, Japanese management practices seemed odd. Others found the phenomenon threatening. Two excerpts are shown here: mid-1980s and early 1990s. The latter which includes investment in downtown Los Angeles real estate is ironic after the fact. Due to the lengthly recession in L.A. in the early 1990s, such investment was notably unprofitable.
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