Grapevine: Oct. 30, 1989

LOST IN TRANSLATION. Sony co-founder Akio Morita co-authored The Japan That Can Say No for a Japanese audience, but now samizdat English versions are circulating. The authors take a dim view of U.S. industry, which can't "turn technology into business." Morita blames the tone on his right-wing co- author, "who made it sound stronger than it was."

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