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JANUARY 18, 1995
CARTEL MEETING IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
CARTEL MEMBERS SHOW DISDAIN FOR CUSTOMERS AND ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
YAMAMOTO: Oh, no, no, no. (Unintelligible "ui") KANJI MIMOTO: Nice to see you. J.E. KIM: Mr. Mimoto, nice to see you again. (Group talks - ui). WHITACRE: And nice to see you Mr. Shinohara. How are you doing? Good seein' you again. Jacques, how are you? JACQUES CHAUDRET: Good. How are you? MIMOTO: Jacques, morning to you. CHAUDRET: Morning. MIMOTO: How are you? WHITACRE: Long time no see. UNKNOWN MALE: How are you (ui)? MIMOTO: Uh, how are you? WHITACRE: It's been too long. MIMOTO: Nice to see you again. HISAO SHINOHARA: I think I met you before. J.E. KIM: I think (ui). WHITACRE: Good seeing you (ui). MIMOTO: (ui), Mr. Tany. UNKNOWN MALE: I think (ui) good time. UNKNOWN MALE: Oh, nice to see you again. YAMAMOTO: Okay. WHITACRE: There's a, a little place to hang your coat if you like. UNKNOWN MALE: Uh. WHITACRE: Right around the corner. Plenty of juices. Coffee. Mr. Shinohara? SHINOHARA: Thank you. [9:02:47] WHITACRE: Please feel free to help yourself. SHINOHARA: Thanks. TV here? WHITACRE: What's that? SHINOHARA: TV. TV. WHITACRE: No, no, just a blackboard. SHINOHARA: Oh, just a blackboard. (Laughs). UNKNOWN MALE: (ui). * * * * * * * * * * YAMAMOTO: (Laughs). CHAUDRET: (Laughs). WHITACRE: Uhhh. See, we have a couple of other people joinin' us, I think, don't we? MIMOTO: At, uh, 10:30. YAMAMOTO: At 10:30. WHITACRE: Oh yeah, at 10:30. MIMOTO: Two people from... WHITACRE: Yeah. MIMOTO: Sewon. So, uh, where are they going to sit? Well anyway... YAMAMOTO: Uhm. MIMOTO: At 10:30, we will have a meeting, yeah? WHITACRE: And then, then come two more, right? Two more at that point? MIMOTO: Two more... WHITACRE: Two more. MIMOTO: after... WHITACRE: Well, we got plenty of space. MIMOTO: Yeah. WHITACRE: Yeah. J.E. KIM: Need two more from, uh, Miwon and Se-Sewon. CHAUDRET: No, no, two more from Sewon. Uh, one from Tyson, one from Con Agra, one from... Huh. (Group laughs). YAMAMOTO: Sales meeting, huh? (Laughs). CHAUDRET: Well, it's easy to know the price, so everything's clear. MIMOTO: And one from FBI. (Laughs). (Group laughs). YAMAMOTO: (ui) joke. (Group laughs). WHITACRE: And seven from the FTC. MIMOTO: Yeah. FTC. (Laughs). UNKNOWN MALE: (ui). WHITACRE: FBI. MIMOTO: Seven from FTC. (Laughs). SHINOHARA: Well, I also feel cautious in the way I came into this, uh, hotel. I actually... (Laughs). (ui). CHAUDRET: In Europe, we... SHINOHARA: You know and, uh, (ui). UNKNOWN MALE: (ui). CHAUDRET: Even in Europe now, they're cracking down. UNKNOWN MALE: Well, uh... WHITACRE: Everyone has to be careful. SHINOHARA: Oh, yes. WHITACRE: When we leave, we're better off to leave separately. CHAUDRET: Yeah. SHINOHARA: Yeah. CHAUDRET: Of course. YAMAMOTO: Wear glasses, sunglasses. CHAUDRET: Uh, sunglasses. You know that's my favorite! (Laughs). YAMAMOTO: (Laughs). CHAUDRET: (Laughs). YAMAMOTO: Yeah. (Laughs). CHAUDRET: No, but (ui) look. WHITACRE: Wel-welcome to, to Atlanta, U.S.A. UNKNOWN MALE: Yeah. WHITACRE: I'm glad you could come here. We've been often, so often to Asia, so often to Europe, it's, uh, good that everyone could come here at some point. MIMOTO: Uhm. UNKNOWN MALE: (ui). MIMOTO: (ui). WHITACRE: I think Kanji, I think Kanji's gonna pretty much lead the meeting and obviously the topic here at the beginning would be I think more volume... MIMOTO: Yeah. WHITACRE: related because prices gonna start at 10:30. (Knocking on door). MIMOTO: Yes? FTC? (Laughs). SHINOHARA: Who? (Laughs).
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