CONSUMERISM: Nader Samurai

Consumer Champion Ralph Nader may not seem the most likely hero for a country that is sometimes referred to as Japan, Inc. But during a five-day visit that ended last week, he proved to be just about the most popular American guest since Babe Ruth. Invited by the Tokyo newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, Nader was lionized wherever he went. In return he made front-page news for his hosts. He lectured to S.R.O. crowds and held a sharp televised debate with a vice president of New Japan Steel on the subject of corporate spending...

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