Business: New York City's Overtime Tribe

THE nighttime population of Manhattan office buildings consists largely of porters, cleaning women—and Japanese. At 5 p.m., executives of roughly 400 Japanese company branches in New York say good night to their American office neighbors. For a while after that they busy themselves with desk work or go out to dinner. Then, at 8 p.m. they start an important part of their job: the long nightly round of Teletype consultations with headquarters in Tokyo, where the clocks read 9 a.m. and it is the next day. Small wonder that the folks back at the home offices call...

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