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January 7, 1987

RUDE GESTURES ON THE TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE

By CBR Staff Writer

Brokers and jobbers may be deserting the floor of the London Stock Exchange in the wake of Big Bang, but in the land of high tech, the floor of the Tokyo Stock Exchange is alive and well and looks like nothing so much as a British race track where the bookies shout the odds with their hands – and according to the Wall Street Journal, the schoolboy humour that is a feature of the London Exchange is mirrored in Tokyo: seems that the symbol for Fujitsu is an aerial sketch of Mount Fuji followed by a rude gesture – and Sigmund Freud would have something to say about the treatment of Pioneer Electronic and Brother Industries – they both rate exaggerated busty gestures because the first syllable of Pioneer sounds like Japanese baby talk for bosom, while Brother spoken by a Japanese comes out like brassiere.

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