A TOUCH EXOTIC

FROM HIGH-TECH FIRMS IN ASIA TO RESOURCE AND REAL ESTATE GIANTS IN SOUTH AMERICA, OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENT OUTSIDE THE U.S. ARE AS VARIED AS THE EMERGING GLOBAL ECONOMY. HEREWITH, A WORLDWIDE SAMP

FUJITSU HEADQUARTERS Tokyo 1996 REVENUES $36.32 billion STOCK CLOSE 9/8/97 $12.23 P/E RATIO 30.5

Tadashi Sekizawa, the soft-spoken 65-year-old president of Japanese computer giant Fujitsu, was puttering around the garden of his modest Yokohama home late last month, catching some well-deserved rest. He had canceled a vacation in July, when Fujitsu suddenly acquired, for $878 million, the 58% share it did not already own of Amdahl, a U.S. computer firm. After that Sekizawa, a former telecommunications engineer, could focus on weeding his beloved rows of basil, coriander and mint. Wherever he is these days, Sekizawa seems to be cultivating growth.

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