1* M fliltftbura fteaistef«Moii,(Soiesbim Hi. Thursday, July 5, 1973 France Braces for Japanese Coming But They're Best Guests in World •if?* By ftOSETTE HARGROVE PARIS (NEA) - France, which has known many Inva* '&ohs, is braced again. The Japanese are coming, : 'dwte to toff a million are expected this year. And not all HTB iWUttSra. JDUSURBS tycoons, pockets bulging with yen, are discovering not only the «aoarm r ranee ana western jPfcope but also the business FAR AS hotelkieepers' ^^Ky ooooerow, roe Japanese ^•B the best guests in the tivSSrM. They tare quiet, for- smiting, never find fault, Without questioning and their rooms in perfect y, speedily, Japa- businessmen are inter- in buying anything and thing. And when they don't buy (hey copy, Multiinilltoifcires have their agents nere omen operating mysteriously. They have in- vaided ithe sacrosanct precincts of horse racing, for example. There are already a haflf-score (training stables around Paris, housing over 100 horses, in Japanese hands. And lest year, a Japanese textile magnate bought Hard 16 Beat, winner of the Jockey Club, race, lor many millions of francs. OUT AT THE Plea Market, it is ndt unusual for a Japanese do sweep up the contents of a booth. CSood, bad, indifferent, but always different from their national production. Said Gerard Alibouy, onetime modiste to the social elite, who three years ago put up his shingle in the Flea irk The American Red Cross neighbor. *S5* AdvertlilBi toiitrlbOted for the public good In CM*ratl6n with ****** Advertising- Council «Ad thi International Newspeur /MWHIali* tlftutMl jvwiiMot ; ..:.— — - — Market and now specializes in roceoco and Art Nouveau pieces: "Last year some Jap* anese bought literally thou* sands of dollars worth of vases, objects of art, lamps, chandeliers. They seldom hag' gle, pay cash and attend to all the shipping details." Leaders ©if the Parte ready* toMvear industry Complain bitterly: "in Tokyo or Osaka we see our models copied and w<)m by thousands of great granddaughters of Madame Butterfly." As a mater'of fact the Japanese have quietly been in* filtrating the market. Ken* 2», a young Japanese stylist who opened a shop in an out- of-way arcade in Paris a couple of years ago, is now considered one of the leaders in tlhet^nger group of the roady-ftKMvear field. There are already three Japanese "boutiques" operating and more to dome. THE JAPANESE ARE "regulars" ait the darge public auction salesrooms in Paris and Versailles, as well as in the smaller places in the suburbs, buying up paintings, fur* niiture, statues, carpets. Every Frenchman in business is rubbing his hands and prices are soaring, but not yet enough to disturb the equanimity of the Japanese buyer. The eelebraited and also the more obscure vineyards in the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions have reported the in* vaston of Japanese buyers who are acquiring not only ithe bottled vintages but the vineyards ithemisedves. lit looks as iif every Japanese tycoon dreams of starting his own cellar of presti* gious wines and hanging a Renoir or a Van Dongen in the board (room of ithedr office headquarters. It is rumored that this year will see' the opening of alt least three art galleries in Paris, owned by Japanese. 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