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FRONTLINE; Coming From Japan

02/18/1992


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Coming From Japan
Program Number

1011

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

The Matsushita Electric Company: how many Americans could pronounce this company's name, much less tell you what it does? Yet in 1990, Matsushita bought the entertainment conglomerate MCA Universal for $6.8 billion, the largest acquisition ever by a Japanese company in America. Matsushita is one of the largest corporations in the world, with a controversial history in the United States stretching back more than thirty years. In "The Giant from Japan," Frontline examines the epic rise of this Japanese company and its uneasy presence in America. Reported by Japanese social critic Shuichi Kato.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Coming From Japan,” 02/18/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_997B1213FC134E12A5216FCFF0089D56.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Coming From Japan.” 02/18/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_997B1213FC134E12A5216FCFF0089D56>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Coming From Japan. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_997B1213FC134E12A5216FCFF0089D56
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