This Day in Dayton, 14 January

Informed that part of the land they bought was within the limits of the town of Dayton, Fuji executives were at pains to make up for the oversight. They treated the Dayton town board to a luncheon at Howard Johnson’s and presented the town with a Japanese fan, a goodwill symbol. The town displayed the fan in the Town Hall. Board President Kenneth Yost presented the Japanese with a book outlining the history of the town and invited them to a catfish dinner, date to be set later. For Japanese businessmen, interpersonal relations are an important factor in business decisions, and they always intend to get to know people before agreeing to a business deal. (“Fuji Makes Up for Oversight with Lunch,” Journal and Courier, 14 January 1987)

Susan ClawsonComment