Part 4
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The third stage of my life
            as  business consultant
                    
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                                                           Part 4
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The third stage of my life
            as  business consultant
                   
          (6)  
           33-day Investigation trip to the States
                       Owner-Operator System
                               (18 stories)


I left Narita airport by the Northwest for Detroit on October 18, 1993. It was right after I received the copy of the newspaper in which the first edition of my article gSuggestions for the owner-operator systemh was published. It was the beginning of the series of eight in all. It occupied one whole page to invite so attractive and eye catching to the readers. I put it into my bag with me.
     The trip took 33-day including a week family trip to Hawaii in New Year three holidays. My additional trip to Hawaii was not a holiday tour for me. I visited Hawaii Transportation Associations, Inc. and some trucking companies.
     After returning home, I began to write a series of articles for the newspaper on my investigation trip to the States, which was published in a series of fifteen editions in all. One of the university professors well-known in the trucking industry, Professor Nakata, wrote in the newspaper, gI have been reading Mr. Yoshidafs article with much interest and good understanding about the American Owner-Operator system. More interesting thing about his article is that he writes about people and places making me feel as if I am reading the travelogues full of culture and humane stories in the anthropological aspectch He even wrote me saying, gI am enjoying reading your article. Not only as the report of the owner-operator system but also as ea personal history of a man of youthf
     The article of my US investigation trip would be as good a volume as a book to be published. It consists of eighteen stories. Here is the summary of the stories.