Chinese Bid For Starwood Hotels & Resorts Rekindles Memories Of Japan’s 1980s Merger Mania


Nearly three decades ago, Japanese corporations flooded the United States with a boom of takeover deals, much of it focused on prime U.S. real estate. They snapped up properties like Rockefeller Center and The Plaza Hotel, in addition to Columbia Pictures, causing consternation among those in the U.S. who wondered when, or if, the buying boom would ever end.  [Full Article]