Japan Calling

In the 1980s, Japan loomed as the primary economic threat to the U.S. It was buying American companies and American landmarks (such as Rockefeller Center in New York), and its companies -- such as Sony (SNE) and Panasonic -- were the envy of the world, much like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) are today. Japan looked ready to take over the economic universe.

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