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Once again longride is wrong again...

Exhibit 1

" In attendance from Yamaha Corp were Bob Starr, Ed Burke, and many Yamaha executives from Japan and Cypress, California. STAR DAYS 99 was the first public showing of the new Yamaha 2000 Star line up. All the models were available for demo rides."

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Exhibit 2

"Honda executives in attendance included T. Arima, vice president of the Honda Motorcycle division; Mark Pearlstine, assistant vice president of the Honda Rider’s Club of America and Rider Education; Silvio Carrara, vice president of Motorcycle Service; PBTF board member Wayne Toyota, senior manager of Advertising; Gary Kessler, vice president of Human Resources; and HRCA manager Charlie Keller." more

Exhibit 3

"In the U.S., each of these ventures was greeted with applause. Kawasaki's Lincoln factory was seen as a model of Japanese productivity and worker-management relations. Kawasaki Motors even made nationwide television news in October 1981 when it lent eleven of its employees to Lincoln's city government so that it would not have to lay them off. Kawasaki symbolized the Japanese manufacturer's commitment to lifetime employment." more
 

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Japan executives maybe more down to earth than American counterparts

How can Honda take American workers and engineers and kick butt over American ran companies?

"But the motorcycle plant experience reassured Honda's Japanese managers. "We didn't find significant differences between American and Japanese workers," said Toshikata Amino, a now-retired marketing executive sent to Ohio because he spoke English." From Huge risk of building U.S. factories paid off for both Honda, Ohio

Perhaps Japanese managers listen more. Also their salaries aren't 100 times their average worker like the typical GM executive
 
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