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Indonesians Are Crazy About America But Not Its Cars


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INDONESIANS ARE CRAZY ABOUT AMERICA--BUT NOT ITS CARS

The articles "The Asia America is Ignoring" (Editorials, Jan. 20) and "When will Bush stop thinking small on Japan?" (Top of the News, Jan 20.) were right on target. We were overwhelmed on a visit to Indonesia by the dominance of Japanese vehicles on the overcrowded highways in the country and the lack of representation by the U.S.

We found the people of Indonesia to be facinated with America and very curious about all aspects of our lives. It is American music you hear everywhere, American clothes are worn by everyone, and schoolchildren stop you on the street to practice their English. An ambition of almost everyone we spoke to was to visit America, particularly California. Why, then would they not want our cars.?

William and Beverly Webster

Bakersfield, Calif.


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