Africa: Salesmen San on Safari

The Japanese rank among the world's most energetic—and peripatetic—salesmen. They have made Southeast Asia a virtual backyard for their products, have long had an important place in the U.S. market, have moved strongly into Latin America. Now they are busy tackling an even more challenging area: Africa. From Cape Town to Cairo, indefatigable Japanese are scrambling over the continent, taking orders, building plants and signing trade pacts. They are making TV sets in Ghana, spinning textiles in Nigeria, galvanizing iron in Ethiopia, building a nylon mill in Kenya and assembling Nissan and...

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