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Japanese All Business, Even in Swimming Pool

United Press International

One reason the Japanese are outselling the rest of the world may be that they are always prepared.

A British businessman struck up a conversation with a Japanese counterpart and was getting along swimmingly in the pool of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Suddenly, the Japanese reached into a pocket of his bathing trunks and handed over a waterproof business card, the businessman, C.M. Fogg, wrote in a letter to the Times of London published Friday.

“What chance have we got against such competition?” he said.

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